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Assessment of Behaviour and Learning in Epilepsy (ABLE) tool

Validation of the Assessment of Behaviour and Learning in Epilepsy (ABLE) Tool, a screening instrument for the neurobehavioural comorbidities of childhood epilepsy


A pilot study to assess the validity of the ABLE Tool, a device developed as part of the Children with Epilepsy in Sussex Schools (CHESS) study. The ABLE tool is a screening tool for teachers and parents to use to identify additional learning and behavioural needs of children with epilepsy.

What this means

We have created a tool to help parents and teachers understand if a child with epilepsy has additional learning or behavioural needs. We want to know if this is an effective tool to identify such problems and whether this can help to improve support in school.


We are currently applying for ethical approval for this project, having gained approval from the GOSH Clinical Research Adoptions Committee. We are now fundraising for the cost of the project. We hope to implement the project in early 2018.


Patricia Atkinson, Colin Reilly, Helen Cross

Cyber EssentialsFundraising RegulatorYoung Epilepsy is the operating name of The National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy (NCYPE).
Registered Charity number 311877 (England and Wales)

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