ERIC Number: ED299766
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
The Teacher's Role: Children and Epilepsy. A Guide for School Personnel. Revised Edition.
Epilepsy Foundation of America, Landover, MD.
The brief guide offers information on epilepsy to teachers and other school personnel. Types of seizures are defined (e.g., simple and complex partial seizures, generalized tonic clonic seizures), and management practices in the classroom setting for each type of seizure are described. Signs indicating that a seizure requires immediate medical attention are listed. Specific suggestions for helping other children in the class understand what seizures are and deal with the experience of witnessing a seizure are offered. Other topics addressed in the pamphlet include medication for seizure prevention and the school's involvement in this responsibility, symptoms a teacher might note in a child as yet undiagnosed with epilepsy, academic and behavioral expectations for the epileptic child, avoiding overprotection, and communicating with parents. A list of suggested readings is included. (JW)
Descriptors: Drug Therapy, Elementary Education, Epilepsy, Mainstreaming, Neurological Impairments, Noninstructional Responsibility, Normalization (Handicapped), Parent Teacher Cooperation, Peer Acceptance, Seizures, Teacher Role
Epilepsy Foundation of America, 4351 Garden City Dr., Landover, MD 20785 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Epilepsy Foundation of America, Landover, MD.
Note: For related documents, see EC 211 046-047.