Student’s name:

Student’s information:

Malcolm is a Bachelor of Arts student in sociology. He has tonic-clonic seizures mostly, but not always, at night.


Malcolm attends an early morning seminar that you teach. He is frequently late or absent. He has asked for an extension on a paper due shortly, saying that he has several papers due in one week.


What would you do?

Solution: The extension is helpful for Malcolm. One of his triggers for seizures is lack of sleep, and having so many papers due so close together is a recipe for a seizure. Modified course loads can be helpful, but should also be dealt with to ensure academic success and maintain the student’s self-esteem.

Solution: This could help Malcolm a lot. The extra time for the paper will help reduce the risk of a seizure and switching from the morning class, which he has trouble getting to on time due to his seizures interfering with his sleep, will help improve his attendance.

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