Neuropsychological Aspects of Epilepsy and the Effects of Epileptic Medication on Children’s Behavior

  • Patricia L. Hartlage


Epilepsy is certainly one of the more common of the “low incidence handicaps.” Epilepsy affects approximately four million Americans (Epilepsy Foundation of America, 1975) and in three quarters of these individuals it begins in infancy, childhood or adolescence. While affecting only about one percent of children in regular classrooms, its incidence is much higher in the special education classes, approaching 20% in classes for trainable mentally retarded. Over half of teachers in early childhood special education and 75% of TMR teachers are involved with children receiving medical treatment for epilepsy (Gadow, op. cit.).


Partial Seizure Febrile Seizure Tonic Clonic Seizure Infantile Spasm Generalize Tonic Clonic Seizure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia L. Hartlage
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  1. 1.Medical College of GeorgiaAugustaUSA

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