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ERIC Number: EJ854714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Sleepiness, On-Task Behavior and Attention in Children with Epilepsy Who Visited a School for Special Education: A Comparative Study
Didden, Robert; de Moor, Jan M. H.; Korzilius, Hubert
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v30 n6 p1428-1434 Nov-Dec 2009
Children with epilepsy are at risk for problems in daytime functioning. We assessed daytime sleepiness, on-task behavior and attention in 17 children (aged between 7 and 11 years) with epilepsy who visited a school for special education and compared these to 17 children from a control group who visited a regular school. Within the group of children with epilepsy, we explored whether behavioral and cognitive functioning varied across days of the week and times of the day. Data were collected during four consecutive school days. Children with epilepsy had more daytime sleepiness, less on-task behavior and less attention than controls. Furthermore, sleepiness and on-task behavior varied cross days of the week and times of the day, an effect that was not found in controls. Implications for educational practice are discussed. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands