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Factors Influencing Teacher-Driven Parent-Teacher Communication About Students With Epilepsy

Abstract Epilepsy is the most common chronic neurological condition in children and can have a significant negative impact on education. The current study aimed to examine factors that may influence the likelihood that a teacher will contact the parents of a student with epilepsy for information regarding the disorder and its impact within the school environment. Specific variables of interest included teacher knowledge about epilepsy and confidence when teaching at student with epilepsy, parent perceived knowledge about epilepsy, and parent socio-economic status. Variables were assessed through the previously developed Teacher Epilepsy Knowledge and Confidence Scales (TEKCS) as well as case vignettes. Overall findings suggest that teachers provided... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Gay, Catherine (Author) / Hart, Juliet (Advisor) / Wodrich, David (Committee member) / Caterino, Linda (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational psychology / chronic illness / epilespy / parent-teacher communication
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 77 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Educational Psychology 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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