This is your third year as a teacher in an inclusive preschool classroom. Several of the children in your class have significant physical and intellectual disabilities, including one who has Turner syndrome, one who has sickle cell disease, and two who have cerebral palsy. Recently, two of these children have been diagnosed with a seizure disorder.
You have been asked to speak about seizure disorders and first aid procedures that should be implemented if a child experiences a seizure. You also plan to discuss how to make classrooms and the outdoor play yard safer for these children.
1. Prepare a handout for teachers who will be attending the monthly in-service training session. Include a description of seizure disorders, the signs and/or indicators to watch for, and the appropriate first aid response that a teacher should immediately implement. In addition, outline the steps that a teacher should take to make the classroom and play yard safe for children who experience seizures.
2. Be sure to read the REFLECTION section below to guide your thinking. Write your reflection response after you have completed your handout.
1. For each item in your handout:
a. Explain how this item addresses the issues in the scenario.
2. Describe and justify how your handout would improve teaching and learning in the scenario.