Communication strategy

Because the diagnosis of epilepsy can be complex and evolving, communication between schools and parents or carers is vital.

A good communication strategy should be encompassed within the student health support plan and would include:

  • identification of the key staff member for the parent/carer to liaise with
  • regular communication about student’s health, seizure occurrences, learning and development, changes to treatment or medications, or any health or education concerns via communication books, seizure diary, emails or text messages.
Guidance chapter on communication strategies between schools and parents/carers when managing students with epilepsy

Reviewed 10 April 2024

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