Seizure Recognition and Management for Early Childhood Education Providers
This one-hour program is certified for level-two training credit through the Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood at the University of Delaware (DIEEC). Participation in the Seizure Recognition & Management Program is reflected as one professional development hour in the participating teacher’s DIEEC Registry Transcript.
Content covered includes:
An explanation of what seizures are
Prevalence of epilepsy
Causes of epilepsy
First aid for different types of seizures
Treatment options for epilepsy
Impact of seizures on learning and behavior
Supporting children with epilepsy
Teaching other children about epilepsy
Truth behind common epilepsy myths
This free program is offered on-site at early learning centers throughout Delaware. Donations are appreciated to defer the costs for materials, staff time, and travel. A minimum audience of 10 is preferred.
Seizure Recognition & First Aid: In-Service Training for School Personnel
This one-hour of less in-service training will empower teachers and other school staff to recognize the four most common types of seizures and to respond effectively to a student having a seizure.
Content also covers:
What causes seizures
Characteristics of absence, generalized tonic-clonic, simple partial, and complex partial seizures
Exactly what to do when a student is having a seizure
When emergency medical services are required and when they are not
How to help a student immediately following a seizure
How to reassure other students who witness a seizure
This free program is offered on-site at schools throughout Delaware and is also available to future teachers enrolled in university education courses. Please contact the Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware to schedule training for your staff. Call us at (302) 999-9313 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.