Partners in Teaching

The BC Epilepsy Society provides epilepsy information and workshops through our Partners in Teaching program. Listed below are resources and services that are available as part of this program.


INFORMATION SHEETS AND POSTERS

Epilepsy Fact Sheet
This answers common questions about seizures and epilepsy. It is an excellent overview for those who have no or limited knowledge of epilepsy.

Seizure Types and First Aid
This includes descriptions of different types of seizures and first aid. This includes absence seizures and other types of non-convulsive seizures. 

Understanding Students with Epilepsy: Tips for Teachers
This describes the impacts of seizures on learning and gives suggestions on how to support children with epilepsy in the classroom.

School and Parent Partnerships
This gives an overview of school support services as well as practical advice and strategies to effectively communicate with school personnel. 

Seizure First Aid Poster
This is a poster that describes first aid for convulsive and non-convulsive seizures in an easy-to-read format. It is excellent to post on school, workplace, or health centre bulletin boards. Contact our office to receive this poster in an 11x17 colour format.


VIDEOS

Epilepsy and Seizure Information for Schools
These videos explains facts about seizures and epilepsy, including recognizing seizures and first aid.  They describe associated learning difficulties and teaching strategies to assist children with epilepsy.  These videos were produced by the BC Epilepsy Society.

These vidoes are available in a 7 minute and 22 minute version. 

Epilepsy and Seizure Information for Schools
(7 minute version)
This DVD explains facts about seizures and epilepsy, including recognizing seizures and first aid. It describes associated learning difficulties and teaching strategies to assist children with epilepsy. It was produced by the BC Epilepsy Society. Length: 7 minutes

Epilepsy and Seizure Information for Schools
(22 minute version)
This DVD explains facts about seizures and epilepsy, including recognizing seizures and first aid. It describes associated learning difficulties and teaching strategies to assist children with epilepsy. It was produced by the BC Epilepsy Society. Length: 22 minute

 


WORKSHOPS

Our free educational workshops go over seizure types and first aid, safety considerations, and ways that school staff can support the academic and developmental needs of people with epilepsy. They are presented in 30, 45, 60, or 90 minute versions.

They are an excellent addition to school professional developmental day activities or staff meetings. Click here for a letter about these workshops.

Please note that workshops are also available for students, child care providers, recreation leaders, community support workers, and other audiences such as employers and community organizations.

Click here to view the PowerPoint slides used for school presentations.

To register for a workshop, please contact our office at 604-875-6704 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You can also fax the Workshop Registration Form to 604-875-0617.


STUDENT RESOURCES

We provide a variety of resources that can be used within the classroom to help educate children and teens about epilepsy.

These include activity sheets, handouts, books, DVDs, and comics designed for different age groups.

Click here to view these classroom teaching materials.


For more information about our school resources and workshops, please call 604-875-6704 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia in helping to provide this program.

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