Epilepsy can have a big impact on a child’s experience at school due to the impact of seizures and any medication they may be taking, making it hard for a child to concentrate or remember information from class. Epilepsy is more than just seizures and first aid training is not enough. There are more than 60 types of epilepsy and everyone’s experience with the condition is different.
Teachers need to understand the impact of epilepsy on student learning, as well as having epilepsy-specific training in understanding and managing epilepsy.
Click to learn more about specific Australian Government policy as well as State Government requirements.
There are various resources available to support young learners who are living with epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation has developed a program called Epilepsy Smart Schools.
This national program and website provides a range of information and classroom supports for families, teachers and children living with epilepsy.