How Epilepsy Can affect Learning

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In order to learn your child needs to be able to:

  • Attend to the important pieces of information being taught
  • Take information into the brain
  • Store that information correctly in the brain
  • Retrieve that information at the right time and
  • Use it in the right way

The electrical impulses in the brain with epilepsy can interfere with any of these processes.

Click on the video to hear Dr Stephen Malone, Staff Specialist, Paediatric Neurologistand Epileptologist at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Brisbane describe what occurs in the brain during seizure activity.

The brain during seizure

For an overview of the brain and types of seizures click here.