It is World Brain Day 2017!
As it is World Brain Day, Young Epilepsy couldn’t let the opportunity pass without reminding everyone the impact epilepsy can have on a child or young person’s education. Our Chess Study report found that:
This was a population-based study in West Sussex where an educational psychologist assessed all school-aged children with ‘active’ epilepsy to identify learning and behaviour difficulties. The findings from this project, provided clear evidence that children with epilepsy have a high rate of difficulties in cognition and behaviour.
With 112,000 young people and children living with epilepsy, which on average means there is one child in every Primary School and five children or young people in every Secondary School living with the condition. This report proves how devastating epilepsy can be for a child at school and what can be done to help them achieve their full potential.