Bart is a second year nursing student at a
Regional Technical Center. He has epilepsy and has Type II seizures
approximately once a month. During high school, Bart typically had seizures
during exam times. He is usually able to tell when a seizure is about to occur
and knows how to protect himself from serious injury. Bart is currently trying a
new medication to control the seizures.
- Avoid classrooms with flickering lights.
- Provide low-stimuli test environments.
- Bart should be seated away from tables and
furniture with sharp edges.
- During a seizure, try to protect Bart from
injury as much as possible (e.g., move furniture out of reach).
- Keep crowds away during a seizure.
- Do not interfere during a seizure -
particularly, DO NOT place anything in Bartís mouth during a seizure.
- Use person-first language (i.e., Bart is "a
person with epilepsy" NOT "an epileptic").