Children with epilepsy are at greater risk of learning and behavioural difficulties than
children without epilepsy. However, these difficulties are often missed because of the
pressing medical needs of epilepsy.
The current guidelines for the management of epilepsy in children focus primarily on the
medical needs of the child. The purpose of this study was to identify the prevalence and
nature of learning and behavioural difficulties in school-aged children with the condition.
What helps children with epilepsy to be included in education?
What factors can hinder inclusion?
These are the questions that the research outlined in this report set
out to address. We have investigated whether children with epilepsy
are fully included in all aspects of school life.
An interactive 2 hour e-learning course aimed at professionals working in schools who want to increase their knowledge and awareness of the impact of epilepsy on a young person and how to best support them. An assessment of learning can be completed at the end and successful learners receive a certificate of learning.