The Angelman syndrome Clinic in Melbourne
The Angelman syndrome clinic is a specialist clinic jointly run by Professor Ingrid Scheffer, a world expert in epilepsy, and Dr Catherine Marraffa, a developmental paediatrician. The clinic provides information on a range of health issues for children with Angelman syndrome in Victoria. The specialists have an interest in global research into Angelman syndrome, and the clinic provides an opportunity to tell families and children who might be interested in participating in research in the future.
The Angelman syndrome Clinic aims to:
Ensure all the needs of the children are being met.
Offer advice that might include medication regimes for the treatment of epilepsy, sleep problems, and other areas of physical difficulty.
Review the child’s development in self-help skills, therapy for communication skills, cognitive skills and mobility.
Provide feedback to referring paediatrician regarding child’s management.
Provide information to families about research programs.
The clinic is run twice a year, usually in January and July, on a Monday afternoon. It is held at Specialist Clinic A1 at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Parkville. Children are only seen if already under care of a paediatrician. Information from the child’s kindergarten, school or therapists is useful if it is available.
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To make Contact:
By referral from the child’s paediatrician. Please post to the following address:
Angelman syndrome Clinic
The Royal Children’s Hospital
50 Flemington Road
Telephone: (03) 9345 5898