Skills for Growing Up - Epilepsy tool

    Developing, testing, implementing and evaluating

    The transition from youth to adulthood entails many changes, both physically, psychologically and socially. Among young people with epilepsy, growing up is often more difficult than those without. For this critical period the Skills for Growing Up – Epilepsy tool will be developed. This planning instrument encourages normal development towards independence and autonomy.


    Currently, the tool is already being used by adolescents with a physical disability and their parents. The Skills for Growing Up tool consists of three age-specific lists of activities and skills helping young people and their parents to discover how they can become more independent. Because of the positive reactions to the tool, it was decided to adapt it for young people with epilepsy.