Sam’s Law (HB684)
Epilepsy and Your Child’s School
Going to school can be stressful for children with epilepsy. They may worry about having a seizure in class or how other students will react. Parents are also anxious. They often worry that their child’s teacher may not know how to handle an epileptic seizure, or that their child may be treated unfairly because of epilepsy.
Most children with epilepsy attend school and can participate in activities. Some may need to take medicine at school, require help with certain subjects, or be given extra time on tests. It is important that Teachers and school staff be able to recognize seizure activity and react accordingly. That is where communication with the student and their parents becomes crucial. Every student with seizures should have a Seizure Action Plan. This plan should be provided to all administrative staff and teachers at the school.
- Seizure Action Plan
- Model 504 Plan – Student with Epilepsy
- Epilepsy Fast Facts
- Seizure First Aid
- Supporting Students with Epilepsy at School
- Brochure: Epilepsy in Children – Learning & School Performance
- Brochure: Epilepsy in Children – The Teacher’s Role