Epilepsy and Learning

Epilepsy and Learning

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that is primarily noted for producing seizures, which are the most obvious and often dramatic feature of epilepsy. However, there are a number of other symptoms of neurological dysfunction that can be associated with epilepsy. Since...

Memory and Learning

Poor memory  is a common problem for many people with epilepsy. In children, it impacts their ability to learn and function well in school.  Memory involves three parts— putting information in, storing the information and getting the information out. Disruption at any...

Attention and Learning

In all forms of epilepsy, maintaining attention and concentration can be challenging. Attention problems may be the core weakness leading to memory problems in many people. Regardless of whether this is due to medications or due to the seizures, it does present a...

The School-Based Team

Most schools in B.C. have a structure in place for the purpose of solving problems and finding solutions related to the special needs of students. If your child needs assistance beyond that which the classroom teacher can provide, a referral will probably be made to...

Talking with the Teacher

Ideally, you and the school will work together in creating an educational program to meet your child’s needs. Do not be afraid to approach the school right from the start. It helps to establish a collaborative relationship with your child’s educators. Parents, the...

Individual Education Plan

All parents want their children to develop their individual potentials and to become the best they can be. As parents and as a society, one way to achieve this is through education that meets their needs as individuals. The Ministry of Education, in their skills and...
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