Seizure response

Schools are required to make reasonable adjustments in the classroom and in relation to the student’s seizure activity or schedule that may require attendance at medical appointments. These adjustments should be outlined in the student’s Student Health Support Plan.External Link

Reasonable adjustments may include:

  • development of an individual learning plan (ILP); for an ILP sample and template see Epilespy Smart Schools — Resources for teachers, parents and studentsExternal Link
  • setup of a student support group
  • adjustment of assessment tasks related to time or reasonable expectations in group work
  • examination adjustments related to increased reading time; breaks; or identified trigger considerations
  • engagement of specialist services such as neuropsychologists, psychologists, occupational therapists or speech pathologists
Guidance chapter on making reasonable adjustments in relation to a student's seizure activity

Reviewed 19 January 2021

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