Vocational assessment and intervention for people with epilepsy

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Abstract

Employment restrictions have been experienced by many people with epilepsy. In many cases, the restrictions are unjustified and based on stigma or a stereotypical image of the person with epilepsy. Unjustifiable restrictions are a form of discrimination and lead to unemployment and underemployment. Unfortunately, much of the research in this area has been difficult to interpret because of differences in the definition of "people with epilepsy" and differences in the definition of "employment restrictions or problems." I report on an attempt to develop a classification structure and examine some survey results collected by the IBE Employment Commission from professionals and people with epilepsy concerning the sources of employment restrictions and possible methods to overcome these restrictions.

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Authors
  • John Chaplin
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Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Neurology

Keywords

  • vocational assessment, epilepsy, work, rehabilitation
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-56
JournalEpilepsia
Volume46
Issue numbers1
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes