Young Epilepsy has just launched a free online guide for schools on supporting young people with epilepsy: www.youngepilepsy.org.uk/guideforschools
The guide includes information on seizure first aid
, epilepsy’s impact on learning and behaviour
and the key elements of support
that should be in place at school, and template documents, including a policy on supporting pupils with medical conditions, an Individual Healthcare Plan (IHP) and a seizure record form.
The guide also features Young Epilepsy’s ABLE tool (Assessment of Behaviour and Learning in Epilepsy). This is a simple questionnaire
for staff and parents to use to identify potential areas of concern.