School Psychology Review

Psycho-Social Aspects of Educating Epileptic Children: Roles for School Psychologists

Brenda M. Frank

pp. 196-203

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ABSTRACT: Although children with epilepsy are today usually mainstreamed with non-epileptic children,they often have special physical and emotional needs that may interfere with learning and socialization. This paper surveys current prevalence estimates, definitions, and classifications of epilepsy and discusses the relationship between epilepsy and other handicaps.Factors affecting the epileptic child’s school performance and specific learning problems are addressed.Finally, specific roles are presented for school psychologists in educating children with epilepsy.