Epilepsy-Aphasia Spectrum – Chapter 12: Drug Management of Cognitive Impairments (ebook)


Chapter 12 – Drug Management of Cognitive Impairments in Landau–Kleffner Syndrome and other Epilepsy Aphasia Spectrum Syndromes

There are a few important considerations that should be remembered when embarking on medical therapy in Landau–Kleffner syndrome (LKS). These also apply to most epilepsy related cognitive manifestations in epilepsy-aphasia spectrum syndromes.

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.