ERIC Number: ED373476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Seizures Following Traumatic Brain Injury in Childhood.
This guide provides information on seizures in students with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and offers guidelines for classroom management. First, a classification system for seizures is presented with specific types of seizures explained. Post-traumatic seizures are specifically addressed as is the importance of seizure prevention when possible. Cognitive consequences of seizures, including the fragmenting of information organization in memory and processing impairments, are addressed. Important information for educators covers behavioral symptoms, a recommended documentation protocol, toxic effects of antiseizure drugs, and recognizing a medical emergency. Teaching implications are considered, and suggestions (e.g., permitting the child to be aware of his/her fears) are offered. Finally, recommendations for teaching students with late-onset post-traumatic epilepsy are offered. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For a related document, see EC 303 243.