Grade 7 – 9
Through the sections in this side of the website, find resources, videos, activities and much more to learn about what it feels like to have epilepsy and leave with seizures. We will add more resources every week! If you and an adult you know have a suggestion for our section, tell us at the Contact Us page.
A SPECIAL PAGE ABOUT FAMOUS PEOPLE WITH EPILEPSY
Visit our page for an Awareness Campaign from October 2022. We placed the page in the Grades 4-6 section, but kids of all ages can participate and learn about these amazing people with epilepsy.
EPILEPSY CANNOT STOP THIS RUNNER – Watch this video about Katie, from Dublin, who is a professional runner living with epilepsy.
Epilepsy in schools: what does a focal seizure look like? – Watch this short video to witness what a type of seizure called “focal seizure” looks and feels like. Focal Seizures are seizures that impact a specific (focalized) area of the brain, and their symptoms only show through specific behaviours. Notice what seems to happen to Kayla as she is walking along the corridor with her friend.
Epilepsy in schools: what can an atonic seizure look like? – In this short video you witness a young boy suffering for a few seconds, from atonic seizures. Notice he is wearing a helmet to protect him from possible injuries.
Epilepsy in schools: what does a myoclonic seizure look like? – In this short video you can watch a student, in a chemistry lab, suffering from quick jerks, he cannot control, over his upper body. They only last a few seconds but do impact his ability to complete the task at hand. These are called Myoclonic Seizures. Myoclonic seizures are characterized by brief, jerking spasms of a muscle or muscle group.