Episode #19 - Infantile Spasms: Know the Signs and Take Action featuring Amy Miller


Infantile spasms, also known as West Syndrome, is a rare and particularly severe epilepsy syndrome that typically begins within the first year of life. Identifying, diagnosing, and treating infantile spasms is critical to preventing cognitive and developmental delay. Sadly, many primary care doctors and parents alike are not familiar with the signs and symptoms of infantile spasms.

Amy Brin Miller, Executive Director of the Child Neurology Foundation, discusses how to tell if a baby is having spasms, steps parents should take if they suspect their child has infantile spasms, and why early intervention is critical.

Learn more about the challenges of identifying and diagnosing infantile spasms by watching this free webinar recording or viewing our FAQ.


Download Audio

Want to download this episode? Fill out the form below and enjoy the podcast any time you’d like!

    Back to Episode Download PDF

    Infantile Spasms Transcript

    Related Episodes

    featured episode
    Living with EpilepsyTypes of Epilepsy
    September 6, 2023

    #124 A Young Woman’s Journey with Jeavons Syndrome

    Guest: Kiley Flowers

    This week on Seizing Life®, recent college graduate and CURE Epilepsy summer intern Kiley Flowers joins us to talk about Jeavons syndrome and share her personal journey with this rare form of generalized epilepsy.

    featured episode
    Living with EpilepsyTypes of Epilepsy
    July 26, 2023

    #121 A Teen Uncovers the Emotional Impacts of Childhood Seizures

    Guest: Hailey Yoon

    This week on Seizing Life®, we speak with Hailey Yoon about the emotional and psychological impacts that childhood epilepsy may have even years after seizures subside.

    featured episode
    FamilyInfantile SpasmsLiving with Epilepsy
    November 30, 2022

    #104 A Mother Shares her Daughter’s Journey from Infantile Spasms to Brain Surgery

    Guest: Monica Diaz-Greco

    In support of Infantile Spasms Awareness week , Monica Diaz-Greco shares her daughter’s epilepsy journey from initial onset and diagnosis of infantile spasms through a VNS implant and brain surgery.