Impact of Epilepsy in Learning and Behavior in School Children
Impact of Epilepsy on Learning Behavior in School Children
Edward Moss, Ph.D.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
This program is designed for psychologists, pharmacists, nurses and social workers who interact frequently with people with epilepsy.
To offer health care professionals information on the specific learning and attention impairments frequently experienced by children and adolescents with epilepsy; elucidate the differences between psycho-educational and neuropsychological evaluations; address common cognitive and behavioral side-effects of antiepileptic medications; and discuss children’s legal rights to specific academic interventions, including 504 plans and Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Explain the difference between a psychoeducational and a neuropsychological evaluation.
- Describe learning and attention disorders related to epilepsy
- Recognize the learning and behavior problems related to antiepileptic medications
- Identify appropriate educational and treatment interventions.
CE credit is not available for these archived programs.