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.

Fact Sheets

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.

Fact sheet – Auditory processing and epilepsy

Fact sheet – Behaviours and epilepsy

Fact sheet – Cognitive skills and epilepsy

Fact sheet – Language and epilepsy

Fact sheet – Memory and epilepsy

Fact sheet – Numeracy and epilepsy

Fact sheet – Self-esteem and epilepsy

Fact sheet – Visual processing and epilepsy

Disclosing your Epilepsy to an Employer

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

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.

Inclusive schools

The Inclusive schools document provides a detailed overview of a school’s responsibilities for students with epilepsy.

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