ERIC Number: ED219899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr-15
Reference Count: 0
Teaching the Student with Epilepsy: A Dilemma or an Opportunity.
Walton, Ann Viva
The paper looks at epilepsy, with emphasis on student problems and the role of the teacher. Initial sections describe characteristics of absence seizures, generalized tonic-clonic (grand mal) seizures, and complex partial seizures. The educator's role is considered relating to three areas: medical problems, social problems, and psychological problems. Among the suggestions offered to the teacher are to know enough about the disorder to feel comfortable with a child having the disorder, to prepare classmates with information, to help the student deal with his own feelings, and to seek guidance when necessary. Appended are a table of first aid procedures for dealing with seizures and a list of suggested student materials on epilepsy. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (60th, Houston, TX, April 11-16, 1982, Session Th-46).