Epilepsy-Aphasia Spectrum – Chapter 10: Physiopathology of Speech, Language and other Prolonged Epileptic Dysfunction in LKS Epilepsy with Continuous Spike Waves (ebook)

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Chapter 10 – Physiopathology of Speech, Language and other Prolonged Epileptic Dysfunction in Landau–Kleffner Syndrome Epilepsy with Continuous Spike Waves

The effects of a focal epileptic activity originating in a cortical region or in a particular set of neurons that are part of a cognitive network (i.e. interacting neural circuits supporting a cognitive function) will depend on the consequences of the bioelectrical changes (excitation/inhibition) it induces locally and more remotely by propagation via established short- and long-distance connections (cf. Chapter 11).

About the book

Landau Kleffner syndrome (LKS) is a rare childhood epilepsy, characterised by a sudden or gradual loss of ability to understand or express language.  Written by two  world-renowned  authorities on childhood epilepsy, this book is aimed at the large range of professionals involved in the diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation of children on the EAS. The book includes vivid first-hand accounts of the impact of language loss by adults who have grown up with LKS.

Readership: epileptologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, speech and language therapists and trainees in those areas.