Education resources for people with hydrocephalus

Shine offer a range of useful resources and publications to help you communicate with your education setting and share information about hydrocephalus which can help them to support you at school, college or university.

'Get Inside My Head'

This short animation offers an easy to understand explanation of the condition, perfect for helping schools to understand more about hydrocephalus.

If you'd like to share this video with someone, you can copy and paste this link into an email or text message -

What is Hydrocephalus?

An introduction to hydrocephalus containing essential information. Perfect for helping teaching staff and classmates to better understand your condition.

Download What is Hydrocephalus?

'Hydrocephalus and Me' Card

Personalise this card and carry it with you to help explain what symptoms you have, and what those around you at school, college or university can do to support you.  

Watch this short video for instructions on how to use your card, and ideas for what to include on it.

Order your Hydrocephalus and Me card

Education Passport

Complete, along with your child, to capture and communicate their needs in one simple to use document which can be shared with their current or proposed education setting.  You can print one out, or complete it online and save to your device.

Complete an Education Passport

Letter for Schools

Want to help your child's school learn more about hydrocephalus?  This letter can be personalised and includes an introduction to the condition as well as details of how Shine can support them to empower your child throughout their education.

Download letter for schools

Hydrocephalus Medical Alert for Schools, Colleges and University.

Does your school know what to do if a shunt malfunction occurs? This useful guide contains health and safety tips, what to look out for, and what action to take if they suspect shunt malfunction or similar has occurred.

Download shunt malfunction alert for education staff

Tips for Teachers

Share this link with your child's teacher and give them access to lots of useful advice on how to provide the best possible learning environment for someone with hydrocephalus.

Click here for our tips for teachers

Hydrocephalus and Learning Leaflet

A guide for children and young people with hydrocephalus - with useful tips and ideas to help you at school

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Hydrocephalus and Learning Webinar

An hour long webinar examining the possible effects of hydrocephalus on learning in children and young people, raising awareness about the difficulties they may face in schools, and detailing useful learning strategies.

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