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Adaptation training course for adults with epilepsy

The adaptation training course is suitable for you if you have epilepsy, and your functional capacity allows you to participate in the course activities.

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Use the search term “epilepsia”. Please note, the service is in Finnish and Swedish only.

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The rehabilitation is provided for the following target groups:

  • Individuals aged 18–29 who have severe epilepsy*
  • Individuals aged over 30 who have severe epilepsy*
  • Individuals aged 18–29 whose epilepsy is well-controlled
  • Individuals aged over 30 whose epilepsy is well-controlled.

*Severe epilepsy is a condition in which, despite appropriate medication, significant epilepsy-related symptoms occur that significantly affect daily life, such as recurrent seizures, cognitive or behavioral problems, developmental delay, or treatment side effects."

Purpose of the course    

The aim of the course is to provide support in the changed situation caused by the condition. You will also receive information and guidance to help you to continue living a life that is as full and meaningful as possible despite your condition. Rehabilitation is also a way of strengthening your resources and life management skills in order for you to be able to function as independently and actively as possible in your everyday life.

Content of the course and implementation

The rehabilitation is implemented as group rehabilitation taking each client’s individual goal and need for rehabilitation into consideration.

The course includes group discussions and working in small groups, a variety of activities as well as individual interviews, meetings and discussions with rehabilitation experts.

The rehabilitation is arranged on the service provider’s premises. You can stay overnight at the place of the rehabilitation or travel there from home each day. The course lasts 5 days. An adult family member or close relative can participate in the rehabilitation together with you during 2 days at the end of the course.

Course personnel

The course is implemented by the following experts:

  • specialist in neurology
  • registered nurse or public health nurse
  • psychologist or neuropsychologist
  • social worker, Bachelor of Social Sciences, rehabilitation instructor or Master of Social Sciences (major subject rehabilitation science).

Depending on your individual needs, other rehabilitation professionals and assisting personnel may also take part.

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Last modified 26/9/2023

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