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Living with Epilepsy and Disability

Allied health professional assisting an individual walking with bars in a clinical setting
Location: eLearning
Date: 31/12/2099

Available now - secure your booking for 2024.

Do you care or work with someone with an intellectual disability?

Epilepsy is more common in people who live with intellectual disability than for the rest of the population and it is estimated that 1 in 5 people with intellectual disability have epilepsy.
There are unique challenges and issues that arise when someone has epilepsy and an intellectual disability.

What to expect

This 30-minute online course is designed for support workers and families to provide an understanding of living with epilepsy and disability.

The course covers some of the challenges faced, recognising types of seizures and the impact on quality of life, including:

  1. The link between epilepsy and intellectual disability
  2. Identification challenges
    1. Is it a seizure?
    2. Diagnosis
    3. Events that can cause or mimic seizures
    4. Specific challenges in the person with ID
  3. Recognising seizure activity
    1. Diagnosis and treatment obstacles
    2. Identifying seizures
    3. Observing and recording seizure
  4. Seizures and quality of life issues
    1. Safety, risk management
    2. Seizure triggers
  5. Supporting the individual

Competencies and Outcome:

You will be required to complete a quiz at the end of the course, and then you will receive a certificate of completion


$50.00. Bulk user discounts can apply, ask on application via etrainu.

Proudly distributed in partnership with Epilepsy Action Australia.

Epilepsy Action Australia

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact the Learn and Develop team by emailing submit enquiry/feedback.

For technical support with the eLearning training platform, please contact, 07 3114 2958 or access the online helpdesk