Seizures are a common health problem among individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). This course will give the learner an overview of seizure disorders, the causes of seizures, and the signs and symptoms of a seizure. This course will also discuss how direct support professionals (DSPs) can help individuals who experience seizures understand and manage the disorder. This course is the fourth in a five-part series on health needs for people with IDD.
This activity is approved for 0.75 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Seizures
A. Meet Mimi and Rodolfo
B. Seizures and People with IDD
C. Risks of Seizure Disorders
D. Review E. Summary
Section 3: Causes of Seizures
A. What are Seizures?
C. Causes of a Seizure
D. Signs and Symptoms of a Seizure
Section 4: Treating and Responding to Seizures
A. Treating Seizure Disorders
B. Responding to a Seizure
C. Helping Manage a Seizure Disorder
Section 5: Conclusion
B. Course Contributor
Nellie Galindo received her Masters of Social Work and Masters of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked with individuals with disabilities in several different settings, including working as a direct service provider for individuals with mental illness and leading a youth program for young adults with disabilities. She has facilitated and created trainings for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the areas of self-advocacy, healthy relationships, sexual health education, and violence and abuse prevention. Mrs. Galindo has worked in state government assisting individuals with disabilities obtain accessible health information in their communities, as well as utilizing the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to healthcare services. Disclosure: Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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