Schools Urged to Get Educated About Epilepsy

Despite nearly one in 200 students having epilepsy in Australia, less than five percent of schools and teachers received any epilepsy-specific training.

With epilepsy ranked in the top three health conditions affecting school children, symptoms including incurring a sudden loss of consciousness, and convulsions, have both parents and organisations urging Australia’s schools to take action.

To discuss with us the important push to implement Epilepsy specific training, ensuring teachers are aware of what to do to help students with the condition, we spoke to Wendy Groot, CEO of Epilepsy Australia


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