If your child has epilepsy, connecting and communicating with teachers, school nurses and other caregivers is the best way to ensure she gets the best care — at home or at school.
Your doctor can prepare critical information about the needs of your child in the event of a seizure. “Every year, we prepare a Seizure Action Plan for each child,” says epilepsy specialist Elia Pestana Knight, MD. “In that document, we explain to the school teachers and the nurses what the seizures of this child look like. We also explain when they need to intervene.”