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Living with Epilepsy and Disability

Designed for Families and carers

Description

Overview 

Do you care for or work with someone with an intellectual disability?

Epilepsy is more common in people who live with intellectual disability than for the rest of the population and it is estimated that 1 in 5 people with intellectual disability have epilepsy.

There are unique challenges and issues that arise when someone has epilepsy and an intellectual disability. The course covers some of the challenges faced, recognising types of seizures and the impact on quality of life.

Please note this course does not cover seizure first aid.

Who is this course for? 

This half-hour course is designed for support workers and families to provide an understanding of living with epilepsy and disability.

What’s covered

The course includes:

  1. The link between epilepsy and intellectual disability
  2. Identification challenges
  3. Recognising seizure activity
  4. Seizures and quality of life issues
  5. Supporting the individual 

How do I complete this course? 

This course is delivered completely online and is self-paced.

How long do I have to complete the course?  

This course is to be completed within 3 months.  

How long does it take to complete this course? 

Please allow 30-45 minutes to complete this course.

Is anything required before I start? 

There are no prerequisites for this course. 

What happens when I finish? 

Participants will be required to complete a quiz at the end of the course and will then receive a certificate of completion.  

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