Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: What research, resources, and information are available for people with epilepsy? This edition of Answered Questions includes items that discuss a study on vocational outcomes for youth with epilepsy in transition; mobile digital technology that helps people with autism, epilepsy, and mental health issues; dietary therapies; the implications of epilepsy on education; resources for employment seekers with epilepsy; misconceptions that the public has about epilepsy; what to do if someone has a seizure; and a toolkit for parents. More about Answered Questions.
From the NARIC Collection:
Social-cognitive predictors of vocational outcomes in transition youth with epilepsy: Application of social cognitive career theory (in English) (J76855) discusses a study that looked at the utility of social-cognitive career theory as a framework to investigate career self-efficacy, outcome expectations, goals, and contextual supports and barriers as predictors of choice actions among people with epilepsy in transition.
The University of Chile discusses how mobile digital technology is assisting people with autism, epilepsy, and mental health issues, including a device that monitors the electrical impulses in the skin of a person with epilepsy that could warn that a seizure is eminent.
The Epilepsy Foundation of America (in English) discusses dietary therapies to help control different types of seizures due to epilepsy.
The Andalusian Epilepsy Foundation (ÁPICE, its Spanish acronym) discusses the implications of epilepsy on education – touching on reading/writing problems, issues in communication, and behavioral and socioemotional problems. The article includes strategies for teachers.
The Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group provides information and resources for people with epilepsy who are seeking employment, including information on choosing a career, finding suitable employment, having a seizure at work.
The Scientific Information and News Service (SINC, its Spanish acronym) has published an article about a white paper that discusses the misconceptions that the public has about epilepsy, including that gamers with epilepsy cannot play videogames.
- The World Health Organization (WHO) has an article that describes epilepsy, along with its symptoms, causes and treatment.
- The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke provides information on various topics related to epilepsy, including what to do if you see someone have a seizure.
- The Epilepsy Foundation of America (in English) offers a toolkit for parents of children who have been recently diagnosed with epilepsy.
About Answered Questions
Each month, we look through the searches on our blog and through the information requests made by our patrons who speak Spanish and pick a topic that fills the largest need. Each resource mentioned above is associated with this month’s information need. We search the various Spanish language news sources and feeds throughout the month to bring you these articles. With the exception of the NIDILRR Projects and Further Investigation, all the linked articles and resources are in Spanish – any that are in English will be clearly marked.