Resources for teachers, parents and students
Epilepsy Australia has designed a range of resources that teachers, parents and students can use to better educate yourself or others about epilepsy.
Teachers and parents can use documents like learning plans and transition checklists to assist a student with epilepsy to have the same experience at school like everyone else.
Video – epilepsy explained
This video outlines what children and adults can do to help their friend or friends who live with epilepsy.
Diagnosing epilepsy: answering your questions
Epilepsy Smart Schools: a practical guide to resources
This document summarises the resources available to support you and your school as you work towards becoming an Epilepsy Smart School.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The fact sheets below provide information on the different effects epilepsy can have on a child and indicators to look for. They also provide practical strategies to help teachers ensure that individual learning styles are considered.