Epilepsy and People with Learning Disabilities

Prevalence of epilepsy is estimated to lie between 15% and 30% among people with learning disabilities.

Seizures can be unpredictable and quick, effective treatment can be lifesaving. Beyond seizures, epilepsy can have a profound impact on the lives of sufferers, leaving them in need of emotional as well as practical support and often being reliant on additional medications.

This half-day training course aims to increase theoretical and practical knowledge to enable those attending to effectively manage epilepsy.

At the end of the course, attendees will be able to:

  • Define relevant terminology
  • Describe the main causes of epilepsy
  • Describe the main types epilepsy
  • List the common triggers of seizures
  • Consider the risks and benefits of common anti-epileptic drugs
  • Know what to do in the event of a seizure
  • Explain the importance of keeping accurate records
  • Identify ways to minimise risks associated with seizures
  • Appreciate the psychosocial effects of epilepsy on a person

£65 (ARC Member) | £85 (Non-member)

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This workshop is available on an in-house basis?  You can hire our highly knowledgable trainers to come into your organisation and train up to 16 people per session. To discuss this option, please contact us.