Training & Resources

Step 2 – Ensure all teachers with a duty of care have received epilepsy-specific training.

Epilepsy training and resources provide the learner with both an understanding of the condition and practical tools to help someone with epilepsy feel safe and not alone. The courses and resources below are available for both organisations and individuals. Whether you are a teacher, parent or person who has epilepsy, you will receive valuable information and learning outcomes.

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We have training and resources specific to teachers, parents and students. Or, looking for the next step to becoming an Epilepsy Smart School? We can help you understand what’s required.

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Training

Courses can be taken online or face to face. Please note that the course “Administration of Emergency Medication – Part 2 Practical” is only delivered face to face or via an online webinar.

Face to face training fees may differ according to location. When you select your relevant State you link to your local epilepsy organisation’s training site, where you then purchase and enrol in your course.


Resources

There are a range of resources that teachers, parents and students can use to better educate yourself or others about epilepsy. From guides on how to start the conversation, through to specific classroom activities, you can browse them below.

Children with epilepsy: a teacher’s resource

The “Children with epilepsy: a teacher’s resource” accompanies epilepsy training sessions and is a great resource for teachers. It summarises the impact of epilepsy on a student.

Student Individual Learning Plan

This Student Individual Learning Plan (ILP) template is designed for teacher use, however student input is important. The ILP is an interactive pdf document. A Student ILP sample is also available.

Learning conversations about epilepsy: a parent and teacher’s resource

The “Learning conversations about epilepsy” resource will help parents/guardians and teachers work together to better understand what the possible learning implications may be for the student with epilepsy.

School transition checklist for parents

The Transition Checklist is a families resource and is included here for schools so that school staff can support families prepare for transition into primary, secondary or special schools. This practical resources provides a checklist for parents/guardians to consider prior to their child moving into primary, secondary or special schools or when moving schools.

Inclusive schools

The Inclusive schools document provides a detailed overview of a school’s responsibilities for students with epilepsy.

Disclosing your epilepsy – to get the job done

This Disclosing your epilepsy – to get the job done is a student resource and is included here for parents/guardians so that you can support your child as he/she embarks on a work placement. This practical resource will guide your child through the considerations and implications involved in disclosing their epilepsy within a ‘need-when-how’ framework.

Fact sheet – Auditory processing and epilepsy

Fact sheet – Behaviours and epilepsy

Fact sheet – Cognitive skills and epilepsy

Fact sheet – Language and epilepsy

Fact sheet – Memory and epilepsy

Fact sheet – Numeracy and epilepsy

Fact sheet – Self-esteem and epilepsy

Fact sheet – Visual processing and epilepsy


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