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Seizure Disorder Information

Each individual with a seizure disorder may experience signs, symptoms, and seizure events differently. The following information is intended to help guide faculty responses, in the event that a student has a seizure during class.

  • In the event of a seizure in the classroom, your first step should always be to call 911.
  • Do not put anything in the student's mouth, as hard objects can cause choking or damage to teeth, and fingers may be injured.
  • Place the student on their side so that breathing is easier, but do not try to hold down or restrain the student in any way.
  • Move all sharp or hard objects out of the way to avoid injury.
Students may also discuss with you what they would like you to do in the event they have a seizure during class.