Conditions that can cause alarm and potential disruption of the game (Vomiting, Seizures, Loss of Consciousness)

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A condition may occur that causes alarm to other players and require a response from you. Things like Seizures, Vomiting, Loss of Consciousness. If these occurrences are possible or likely to happen, it is critical to communicate not only the likelihood of its occurrence but the response expected from the child’s guardian. This is why it’s important to front-load information in the pre-planning session.

If it’s acceptable to the child or guardian, communicate the possibility of such an occurrence to the other children and parents of other children. Often if symptoms are severe, or occur with regularity, the child may be accompanied by an aide or guardian. In preplanning ensure that you are accommodating for this individual at the table, and if they can be included in the gameplay due so.

This would not only allow other children and possibly the one receiving the accommodations increased comfort, but also may create an opportunity for discussion and gaming to existing off the table.

Most importantly immediately contact the child’s parents or guardians if an episode occurs, so that they are aware of the situation and can respond accordingly.