When your child is diagnosed with epilepsy, education is likely to be one of your first concerns. Many children, especially once their epilepsy is controlled by medicine, are unlikely to need any extra support. But some children will continue to have seizures and need medical or other support. Making sure the school knows about your child’s epilepsy will give them the best chance of getting the learning, social and health support they need.
This information covers the ways in which the school should be supporting your child, and the laws behind that.
Which laws support my child with getting the best care in school?
How can I make sure my child is looked after properly while they’re in school?
Will my child have problems with learning and behaviour?
Transport to school, exam support, useful organisations and advice.
Things to consider if you are a student with epilepsy or planning to continue with your education.
Online training for school staff.
Epilepsy Action would like to thank June Massey, Specific Learning Difficulties Consultant, for checking this information.
June Massey has no conflict of interest to declare.
This information has been produced under the terms of The Information Standard.
- Updated August 2014To be reviewed August 2017