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Education news

Updated January 2008

  • Epilepsy Action’s education work 2008-2010
    Our work in the field of education is guided by a plan, or strategy. Our new strategy for 2008 - 2010 outlines the main aims we will work towards over the next three years. It has been drawn up by our Education Committee and staff, and approved by Epilepsy Action’s Council of Management. read more
  • October 2007
    Education campaigning activity summary
    including training for pre-service teachers, all-party parliamentary group on epilepsy, education and skills select committee and awareness in schools. read more
  • Turning the light on
    Specialist teacher June Massey gives a personal view of the needs of teachers in mainstream schools and post-16 settings – colleges, universities and vocational training providers read more
  • Awareness in schools scheme
    The Awareness in schools scheme has been extended to cover more locations as part of the UK's National Epilepsy Week. The scheme consists of training for school staff provided by Epilepsy Action’s Accredited Volunteers. The scheme has now extended to more areas of the UK using our network of dedicated and trained volunteers who have participated in a training course accredited by the Open College Network.
    Find out online if there is a volunteer in your area and request training.
  • 'Making sense of class differences' by Dr Ingram Wright
    Seizures in childhood can cause a range of educational problems.This can be through missing out on lessons, disrupted sleep or associated memory and attention problems. Even the side-effects of medication can affect learning. Most children can still do well, but parents need to make sure they take advantage of all the help that is available.

Download this article (which originally appeared in the April 2006 edition of our membership magazine Epilepsy Today)

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