ERIC Number: EJ781212
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
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Seizures and Teens: Using Technology to Develop Seizure Preparedness
Shafer, Patricia O.; Schachter, Steven C.
Exceptional Parent, v37 n11 p64, 66-67 Nov 2007
Most people learn about seizures from their doctors, but others know only what they have seen on television. Unfortunately, visits to doctor's office aren't long enough to learn all that is needed, and often times, doctors and nurses aren't available to teach this information. Seizures are often represented inaccurately and too dramatically on television, leaving people feeling confused and scared. Books and pamphlets may be available, but often this isn't enough. This is where the Internet can help. This article, the last in the Seizures and Teens series, discusses the concept of seizure preparedness and offers examples of how teens and their parents can use the Internet to assist them in managing their epilepsy.
Descriptors: Seizures, Adolescents, Internet, Epilepsy, Parents, Health Promotion, Medical Services, Physicians, Nurses
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