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ERIC Number: EJ916426
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Diagnosing and Solving School Learning Disabilities in Epilepsy: Part 4, Forgotten Problems--The Student
Mittan, Robert J.
Exceptional Parent, v40 n11 p24, 26-28 Nov 2010
In the last article the author discussed the powerful effect epilepsy has on the social functioning of the classroom and how this impact can affect learning difficulties in the student. Epilepsy also exerts a powerful influence upon the teacher, depending how educated that teacher is and any fears about seizures the teacher may harbor. Fortunately most teachers are very conscientious and will do everything they can to make the classroom a good environment for learning for the child. However, usually not being an expert in epilepsy, the teacher may not appreciate all the classroom factors that may affect learning in the child. Even with the teacher's best efforts, the student herself brings attitudes and beliefs that affect her ability to learn in the classroom. Misinformation and fears are not limited to others; it can appear in the student as well. In this article, the author covers the causes in the student's social and psychological environment that could lead to learning difficulties. Because of the special impact epilepsy has on others and oneself, these could be powerful influences on learning skills. [For Part 3, see EJ916399.]
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Language: English
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