How can a teacher help a learner with epilepsy?
Teachers should work with the student’s parents and treatment care team to develop an individual plan for each student with epilepsy. The student’s plan should specify what activities are acceptable for the student to participate in and what safety precautions are needed for specific campus activities.
How do you handle epilepsy in the classroom?
- Maintain a calm tone to keep other students from panicking.
- Reassure and comfort the student if they experience confusion or fear following the seizure.
- Allow the student to remain seated in the classroom until awareness returns.
- Allow the student quiet rest time following the seizure.
What 5 things should you look for to identify a seizure?
General symptoms or warning signs of a seizure can include:
- Jerking movements of the arms and legs.
- Stiffening of the body.
- Loss of consciousness.
- Breathing problems or stopping breathing.
- Loss of bowel or bladder control.
- Falling suddenly for no apparent reason, especially when associated with loss of consciousness.
What do you note during a seizure?
When watching a seizure, try to note what happens in each phase of the seizure – before, during and after the event….Behavior before the seizure:
- What was the person doing at the time of the event?
- Was there a change in mood or behavior hours or days before?
- Was there a warning or aura right before the seizure?
How can a teacher deal with a child with epilepsy in the classroom?
If there is a student with epilepsy in the class, the teacher should introduce the students to epilepsy and discuss it. It may not be necessary to refer to the actual child in your class who has epilepsy. This decision should be made in consultation with the parents and the child.
What are some things to consider when teaching a child with epilepsy?
This depends on many factors including:
- How often seizures happen.
- The type and severity of seizures.
- Medication unwanted side effects.
- Difficulties with learning.
- Social and psychological adjustment.
- The level of understanding of epilepsy by school staff.
- The attitudes and epilepsy knowledge of other students and peers.
What is the first thing to do if a student gets an epileptic seizure?
Epileptic seizure first aid
- Stay calm and remain with the person.
- If they have food or fluid in their mouth, roll them onto their side immediately.
- Keep them safe and protect them from injury.
- Place something soft under their head and loosen any tight clothing.
- Reassure the person until they recover.
Can a child with epilepsy go to a normal school?
Most children with epilepsy attend school and can participate in all activities. Some may need to take medicine at school, require help with certain subjects, or be given extra time on tests.
What are the 3 main phases of a seizure?
What Are the Stages of Seizures?
- Stage 1: Aura.
- Stage 2: Middle (Ictal)
- Stage 3: Ending (Postictal)
- If You See Someone Having a Seizure.
- When to Call a Doctor.