Children after epilepsy surgery often face significant challenges in the school environment. They may need help coping with a new and significant visual impairment, struggle with interpreting environmental sounds properly, or need intensive instruction to catch up with their peers.

Ensuring an effective learning environment includes an educational team that has a deep understanding of the functional implications of various epilepsy surgeries. Our special education specialists are available to partner with you to help the IEP team understand how to best work with your child.

LIVE TRAINING

Our one-hour virtual school training session helps education professionals understand the needs of children after epilepsy surgery, especially large resective or disconnective procedures like hemispherectomy, single or multiple lobectomies or disconnections, and corpus callosotomy. In this introductory session, we cover:

  • an overview of the parts of the brain and what they do;

  • visual impairments and how they affect orientation and mobility, visual processing, and learning to read;

  • mobility challenges;

  • hearing and listening concerns;

  • common behavioral challenges;

  • issues with cognitive processing;

  • social skills; and,

  • symptoms of hydrocephalus and seizures.

Our training is appropriate for anyone who interacts with the child in the school environment, including teachers, physical and occupational therapists, orientation and mobility specialists, teachers of the visually impaired, paraprofessionals and aides, and other aligned professionals. This session includes a question and answer session to address the unique needs of the child.

This training session is a FREE service. Contact us at +833-675-3335 to schedule a session today.

Requirements: Wifi; Google Hangouts account; appropriate presentation A/V setup in room

WEBINARS

These quick webinars provide you with an overview of challenges children may have after various epilepsy surgeries.

Surgeries which remove an occipital lobe, whether alone or together with other lobes of the brain (like hemispherectomy and posterior quadratic resection) cause significant visual impairments that are often invisible to others. It’s critical for anyone on the school team to understand the visual implications of these surgeries.  (Original webinar hosted by Perkins School for the Blind)