Type of Seizures

The type of seizure can also have an impact on the child’s learning.

Generalised seizures cover both sides of the brain and so can impact learning in many different ways. These seizures also typically leave the child feeling disorientated, exhausted and needing a lot of time to recover.

Focal seizures may be in specific parts of the brain, for example the memory area or language area and affect specific functions.

Some people have trouble thinking clearly for up to a couple of days after a seizure.

Click on the video to hear Dr Stephen Malone, Paediatric Neurologist and Epileptologist, outline the various types of seizures and their potential impact. (Some seizure terms mentioned in this video are no longer used).

The types of seizures