If your child with epilepsy has learning difficulties, you are not alone. Compared with their peers, children with epilepsy are more likely to face challenges with acquiring knowledge or skills through experience or study. By understanding the issues, you’ll be in the best position to help.
Several factors may be in play. The first is the seizures themselves. Seizures may interfere with learning by interrupting the child’s school day or causing school absence.
Medical testing, procedures and therapies may also interfere with school attendance, making it difficult for children to keep up academically.