Epilepsy Overview

This chapter will acquaint you with seizure disorder (epilepsy) and its signs and implications. The goals are to recognize a seizure when it is occurring and to respond appropriately. It…

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Identification and Diagnosis

Recognizing a Seizure There are many kinds of seizures, some more common than others. Some are still being classified. What can make labeling difficult is that symptoms may be subtle…

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Classroom Challenges

Challenges to the teacher arise from the sudden, unexpected, and the occasionally dangerous nature of a seizure.  In the previous section, advice was offered on “What To Do” for each…

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Instructional Strategies

Generally, no variation in a standard approach to instruction is required for someone with a seizure disorder. Many people with a seizure disorder are so well controlled by medication, they…

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Resources

Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota www.epilepsyfoundationmn.org Seizure First Aid http://www.epilepsyfoundationmn.org/about-epilepsy/seizure-first-aid/ The National Epilepsy Foundation Find a local affiliate at the above website address.  There are helpful resources for knowledge about seizure…

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