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Epilepsy is neither an illness nor a disease, but rather a tendency of the brain to be triggered to cause a spasm, a seizure or a fit, when neurones malfunction temporarily. Seizures can vary from major attacks which involve the whole brain to very minor, momentary ‘absences.’

This engaging book provides advice on the most effective teaching and learning strategies that can be used in the classroom to help students with epilepsy. Highly readable, practical and informative, this book will prove invaluable for teachers, trainees, special education coordinators and teaching assistants.


  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1 Faints, Fits and Funny Feelings
  • 2 Does this child have a problem?
  • 3 What next?
  • 4 Seizure management while the child is at school
  • 5 Thinking, learning and behaviour
  • 6 It’s a child’s life – quality of life issues
  • Glossary of key terms

Author Bio:

Dr Gill Parkinson is Head of Profound Disability & Multi Sensory Impairment Programmes in the Educational Support and Inclusion Department at Manchester University.

Mike Johnson is Lecturer in the Institute of Education at Manchester Metropolitan University.