We estimate that that there are over 10,000 children living with epilepsy in Ireland. With so many children living with the condition and attending schools across Ireland, it is vitally important that the teachers and specials needs assistants supporting them have a key understanding and awareness of epilepsy.
This is why we offer these special information sessions for teachers and special needs assistants, in conjunction with Education Centres across Ireland. The event allows educational professionals learn more about epilepsy - such as recognising the different types of seizures and the correct response to a seizure - as well as learning more about some of the unseen implications of the condition that children may be experiencing; such as potential side effects from their Anti-Seizure medications.
Building this understanding and awareness of epilepsy amongst educational professionals can be hugely beneficial to a child as they progress through their educational journey and ultimately helps bring us closer to our vision of a society where no no person's life is limited by epilepsy.
If you are a teacher or special needs assistant, please feel free to join us for this information event to learn more about epilepsy. While this session is particularly important to professionals who may have a child with epilepsy within their classrooms. We would also stress that given the prevalence of epilepsy, it is highly likely that an educational professional will have a student with epilepsy at some point in their careers - so even if you don't have a student with epilepsy currently, it is well worth your time coming along and learning more.
We look forward welcoming and helping educate the educators about epilepsy on the night!
This event is for Teachers and SNAs only.
Monday 11th March 2024, 19:00 - 20:30.
Online, via Zoom!
This event has been arranged by Clare Education Centre and will be delivered by our local Community Resource Officer for the area, Margaret Dixon. Please note that the event is also open to educational professionals working outside of the region. To register for this event, click the button below to register on Clare Education Centre's zoom page.
If you need any information or support regarding epilepsy, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your local Community Resource Officer. You can find their details by visiting the 'Our Local Services' section of our website.