Epilepsy is a common condition that affects the brain and causes seizures.
Seizures can affect people in different ways, depending on which part of the brain is involved.
Possible symptoms include:
- uncontrollable jerking and shaking, called a "fit"
- losing awareness and staring blankly into space
- becoming stiff
- strange sensations, such as a "rising" feeling in the tummy, unusual smells or tastes, and a tingling feeling in your arms or legs
- Sometimes you might pass out and not remember what happened.
If your child has epilepsy then please talk it through with your class teacher, explaining what your child’s seizures look like. We will ask you to complete a medical care plan, which will be kept in the first aid room.