Educational Placement Template Letter

Educational Placement Template Letter

This template letter may be useful in obtaining the educational placement or services you need for your child. Child Neurologist Address October 1, 2007 Preschool Coordinator Public School System Dear Ms. XXXXXX I am a pediatric epileptologist and care for __________.  I am writing to you concerning  _________  preschool placement within the ____________ County public schools.  _________ qualifies for special needs services through the qualifier  “Other Health Impaired” in that she has a chronic health problem which limits her...

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Early Intervention Services

Early Intervention Services

A listing of websites arranged by state that provide early intervention services within the United States. It is important to start early intervention services and have regular developmental development checkups when epilepsy.

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Support for Sibblings

Support for Sibblings

In general, most children in families that include a child with a disability are likely to adapt and even blossom when their developmental needs are met in the family.

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Protective Helmets

Protective Helmets

 Your child’s neurologist, physical therapist, or teacher may recommend a protective helmet to prevent head injuries during falls from seizures. The helmets are most often ordered through physical therapy departments and custom made for the child’s head. A couple of websites for protective...

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Orthotics for Intractable Epilepsy

Orthotics for Intractable Epilepsy

Although orthotics are mentioned in many books available to families and professionals, there are few magazine articles or newspaper stories that mention these commonly used shoe inserts that do make a difference to children with epilepsy that also have low muscle tone or an abnormal gait or teens who have pain or discomfort due to walking differently during early childhood and beyond.

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Breakfast Symposium with Ingrid Scheffer, MD

Breakfast Symposium with Ingrid Scheffer, MD

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Dravet syndrome Represented at NIH/NINDS meeting

Dravet syndrome Represented at NIH/NINDS meeting

NINDS, August 26-27, 2010 Michelle Welborn, PharmD Intractable Childhood Epilepsy Alliance (ICE) Mission: The mission of ICE is to advance identification, understanding, and cure for ion channel and other genetic epilepsies through a strategic alignment of advocacy groups, industry, government, academia, parents, and investors internationally. ICE holds Dravet syndrome as the highest priority for disease modification and cure. Perspective on Anti-epileptogenesis (AEG): Despite the growing number of causes of epilepsy, 70% of cases are deemed...

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