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Q: Could you give me specifics on what to avoid when doing oral motor work with children who have seizures? Of course, stopping treatment during the seizure and giving recovery time is essential. Anything else?
In regard to seizures and oral-motor activities:
- Stop treatment activities during seizures
- Avoid treatment activities that seem to cause seizures
- Allow the recovery time that the child needs to re-focus and process
- Avoid treatment activities that cause or contribute to fatigue