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Patient and family resources
Patient and family resources

Who we are

Classroom Personnel | Main Consultants | Other Consultants | Support Staff | Classroom Team

Classroom Personnel

Director:  Dr. Elizabeth Kerr

Dr. Kerr is the Director of the Epilepsy Classroom, a Clinical Neuropsychologist, an Active Scientific Staff with Department of Paediatrics, Division of Neurology, the Hospital for Sick Children. She also holds an Adjunct Clinical Academic Appointment, the Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto.

Special Education Teacher: TDSB Teacher

    • Responsible for the day to day programming of the classroom. 
    • Develops and implements an Individual Education Plan for each of the students. 
    • Consults to the student’s home school and supports the student’s transition back to that school at the completion of the term.

Educational Assistant: TDSB EA

    • Assists the teacher in Implementing day to day programming with the students in the classroom. 

Academic Assistant/Child Youth Worker: Ms. Cheryl Hendrie

    • Assists in implementing day to day program. 
    • Involved in the development and implementation of social skills group as well as in supporting the classroom psychologist and social worker.

Main Consultants

Clinical Neuropsychologist: Dr. Elizabeth Kerr

    • Coordinates referrals and is involved in intake assessments of students. 
    • Conducts neuropsychological assessments with students to gain a better understanding of their learning profiles and needs. 
    • Co-facilitates one of the social-emotional learning programs offered in the classroom.

Social Worker: Ms. Heather O'Driscoll

    • Participates in classroom intake intake interviews.
    • Provides psychosocial consultation/support to students, families and community partners affiliated with the classroom. 
    • Provides individual and family counselling as needed.
    • Facilitates a psychosocial educational group focused on self-expression of issues related to epilepsy, as well as locating and arranging community resources and referrals.
    • Co-facilitates one of the social-emotional learning programs offered in the classroom.

Developmental Paediatrician and Fellows

    • Conducts developmental assessments with each student in the early part of the school term. 
    • Specializes in learning problems in school-age children. .

Other Consultants

Clinical Nurse Specialist/Acute Nurse Practitioner

    • Provides consultation and support to families on a need be basis. 
    • Focuses on children with intractable epilepsy. 

Neurologist

    • Specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of children with epilepsy. 
    • Available to the classroom staff to discuss issues about seizures and epilepsy.

Psychiatrist

    • Consultants to the team regarding medication trials

Support Staff

Psychometrist

    • May helps to complete intake assessments with potential students. 

Administrative Support

    • Senior Secretary provides administrative support to the classroom.

University Students and Hospital Volunteers

    • Several students and volunteers contribute to the classroom each term under the supervision of the classroom team.

Classroom Team

The classroom staff and consultants work as a team to optimize the outcome and recommendations of classroom programming.  They also work as a team with the student, the student's family and the student's home school to better help each student with epilepsy.