ERIC Number: ED372587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Epilepsy in the Classroom: Guidance for Educators.
Lassner, Lee M.
This paper for educators, school psychologists, and counselors attempts to provide guidance for meeting the needs of students with epilepsy. Stressed throughout the paper are ways to provide for the child's special needs while fostering his/her self esteem and full participation in classroom activities. The paper addresses the following topics: (1) what epilepsy is; (2) types of epilepsy; (3) recognizing epileptic seizures; (4) identification, evaluation, and correct placement; (5) consultation; (6) counseling; (7) coordination of programs; (8) research; (9) specific knowledge educators, counselors, and children should have; (10) medicines for epilepsy and their side effects; (11) administration of antiepileptic drugs by school officials; (12) seizure management; (13) epilepsy and academic achievement; (14) epilepsy and athletics; and (15) the future. Contains 22 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, November 10-12, 1993).