Seizure Smart Schools

When teachers, students and school personnel better understand epilepsy, schools are more equipped to provide the best possible environment for students with seizures.  Seizure Smart Schools is a TEAM effort - school staff, parents and students all make a difference.
 
SCHOOL STAFF

The forms below provide guidelines for collecting data relevant to educational planning and can be adapted to meet individual and institutional needs. Each form requests information critical to appropriate health management planning, which can occur only if the data are used collectively.

Student Interview Form
To be completed by the school nurse through an interview with the student, when age appropriate. The student's understanding of his or her epilepsy will provide valuable information in health management planning. The form should be updated every six months or when changes occur.

Seizure Observation Record
To be completed by school personnel when reporting a seizure(s) and/or medication side effects. 

Seizure Action Plan
Designed to provide basic information about a student's seizure(s), and medication, as well as what school personnel should do for the student during a seizure.  It should be distributed at the beginning of a school year, when a diagnosis is made or when a change in health status occurs. 

Books and other materials are available, contact Amanda Pike at apike@efmn.org or 651.287.2313 if interested.

SCHOOL NURSES

For information about the next School Nurse Training, please call Amanda Pike at 651.287.2313.

The School Nurse Training Program is a continuing education training program designed to provide school nurses with information, strategies and resources that enable them to better manage students with seizures.  For online training, click here.


PARENTS
 
Questionnaire for Parents
To be completed by the student's parent(s). In some cases the school nurse may need to interview the parent(s) to clarify and fill in the information requested. The form should be updated annually or when any changes occur and will assist school personnel in recognizing a student's seizure(s), responding appropriately, and planning.

Seizure Information Sheet
Designed to provide basic information about a student's seizure(s), and medication. It should be distributed at the beginning of a school year, when a diagnosis is made or when a change in health status occurs.

Parent Packet
Resources are available for parents to help make their child's school experience a success.  The packet includes many of these forms and information about advocating for your child, information to be given to your child's teacher, etc.  Complete the form below or call 651.287.2310 / 1.800.779.0777 ext 2310 to order a free packet, which is only available in MN, ND and SD.

Classroom Kits
Kits are available for students to take into their classrooms. These resources will help other students understand seizures and epilepsy.  Information for the teacher is also included. Complete the form below or call 651.287.2310 / 1.800.779.0777 ext 2310 to order a free packet, which is only available in MN, ND and SD.
STUDENTS

November is National Epilepsy Month!  Order your FREE Classroom Kit to help educate your friends and classmates about seizures in November, or ANY time of the year!  For questions about Seizure Smart Schools, contact Amanda Pike at apike@efmn.org  651.287.2313.
 
Seizure Smart Schools Classroom Education
This free presentation educates students about seizures and how to properly respond to a classmate having a seizure.

Epilepsy ABC's
This program educates elementary school students about epilepsy and seizures while encouraging acceptance.

Find out the Facts
This program educates middle school students about epilepsy and seizures, and helps dispel epilepsy myths.

Seizures and You: Take Charge of the Facts
This program educates high school students about epilepsy, creating a more understanding and supportive environment for teens with epilepsy.
To schedule a free presentation, call 651.287.2310 /1.800.877.7779 ext 2310 or use this online form.

Additional Resources:
Epilepsy Classroom Seizures in School.
 

Classroom Kit / Parent Packet Request Form

 Classroom Kit
 Parent Packet
 Self
 Child with epilepsy.
 Spouse/partner has epilepsy
 Sibling or non-immediate family member has epilepsy
 Work with people with epilepsy
 Friend, co-worker has epilepsy
 Other
 

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