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Understanding and Managing Epilepsy for Teachers and Early Childhood Services

A variety of training programs are available for teachers, childcare assistants and workers, integration aides and school nurses working across the full range of education settings. These include introductory
and advanced training in Understanding and managing epilepsy  in an education setting and Administration of emergency medication training.

Understanding and managing epilepsy (1 hour)

Participants will learn the possible impact of seizures on students living with epilepsy and how to support the student in the classroom. Following this 1 hour workshop teachers (up to 15) responsible for the care of a
tudent living with epilepsy will participate in small group support session.
This training is delivered on site.

Administration of Emergency Medication (1 hour)

Our emergency medication training provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to understand and administer emergency medication in the education or community setting based on the students Emergency Medication Management Plan. This is student specific training delivered on site. Pre-requisite: Understanding and managing epilepsy.

Understanding and Managing Epilepsy Teachers Workshop (2 hour)

This two hour workshop delivered from our Surrey Hills training rooms provides a more detailed overview of epilepsy and the impacts of seizures on the learning mind. The first part of the workshop is focused on what epilepsy is, the possible impact on students with epilepsy and how to support the student in the event that a seizure occurs at school. In the second half, we focus on the learning implications, development of Epilepsy Management Plans and strategies to support students in the classroom. Information will be provided on how to utilise the Smart Schools resources in the class.

Epilepsy Smart Schools

An Epilepsy Smart School is a school that understands epilepsy and puts in place inclusive practices to support a student with epilepsy achieve their academic potential and develop positive social relationships.  For more information about how to become an Epilepsy Smart School visit: http://www.epilepsysmartschools.org.au/

Further information

For further information on education and training programs for schools, please call the Epilepsy Foundation (Melbourne metropolitan) on 8809 0600 or the Epilepsy Infoline (regional Victoria) on 1300 761 487 for the cost of a local call.

Alternatively, you can email the Epilepsy Foundation for further information and a detailed quote.