Genetics and epilepsy

6th February 2020

Genetics factors affect everybody, these are attributes that are inherited, passed down from one generation to the next. As science and medicine advances, we constantly understand better the role that genetics can play in epilepsy.  It’s important to note that although some types of epilepsy are inherited and known to run in the family, some…

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Category: Education

Epilepsy in school

30th July 2019

It’s crucial that children with epilepsy have unrestricted access to an education and quite often this might mean that some adjustments need to be made within the school. It may be that special considerations need to be made to ensure the child’s safety whilst they are in school.  School can be a stressful time for…

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Category: Education, Living with Epilepsy

University and epilepsy

4th May 2019

It’s around this time of year that many students will already be making plans to go to university at the end of Summer. There’s a lot to consider: which university to go to, where to live, what to study and much more. It’s an exciting time and is often the first time that a young…

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Category: Education

Epilepsy and Education – Effectively managing a child with epilepsy at school

9th January 2018

Many parents are quite rightly concerned with how their child is looked after at school once they have been diagnosed with epilepsy. In most cases, children with epilepsy will need very little support if their epilepsy is under control with medicine. However, a growing issue is that many schools and places of education are underprepared…

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Category: Education