Abormal epiosodes in children can be terrifying experiences for parents. These may be due to simple causes like faints or more complex disorders like epilepsy. Detailed review of episode description or video recordings by an expert helps in timely and accurate diagnosis of these conditions. This helps in correct investigations, treatments and provides necessary reassurance for parents. Dr Sudarsan leads the busy NHS epilepsy service at the Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital in Brighton. Working with large number of children presenting with such episodes, provides clinicians with the necessary pattern recognition skills to diagnose these conditions.