How Epilepsy Can Affect Learning

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

  • Focus on the important pieces of information being taught
  • Receive and grasp that information
  • Store that information correctly in the brain (memory)
  • Retrieve that information at the right time and (recall)
  • Use it in the right way

The electrical impulses in the brain related to seizures and epilepsy can interfere with any of these processes.

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

Click on the video to hear Dr Stephen Malone, Paediatric Neurologist and Epileptologist, describe what occurs in the brain during seizure activity.

The brain during a seizure