In the UK alone, around 64,000 children have epilepsy. That’s about 1 in every 220 children. This means that on average, there could be 1 child with epilepsy in every primary school and 5 children with epilepsy in each secondary school.
This title provides the information you need to support a child at school with epilepsy, explaining the different types of seizures, the symptoms and most importantly, what to do to help a child who is having a seizure.
It also looks at the responsibilities, policies and procedures and the well-being of children with epilepsy. The course is split into 5 sections and includes a step-by-step guide of what to do and what not do when a child is having a seizure, making it easier to digest and follow.
Epilepsy for Schools & Carers – Course Contents
1. The Background of Epilepsy
Here we look at what epilepsy is, its diagnosis and what might cause it. We explain what anIndividual Healthcare Plan is, what should go into it and why it’s so important that a child with epilepsy has one.
2. Types of Epileptic Seizures
In this section we are looking at the four areas of the brain that could be affected by focalseizures and the six most common types of generalised seizure. A step-by-step guide explains the DO’s and DON’Ts you need to be aware of when a child is having a seizure.
3. Triggers and Treatment
This section concentrates on possible triggers – certain things that may make a seizure more likely to happen, the possible side-effects of anti-epileptic drugs and what to do in an emergency.
4. Your Responsibilities
In this section we look at the need for a school policy and the requirement to make sure the safety of children with health conditions is particularly considered in risk assessments.
5. How Epilepsy Affects Education and Well-being
In this section we look at the potential for disrupted learning and the importance of communication and the support of everyone around them to the well-being of a child with epilepsy.
Duration: 45 Minutes
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