Epilepsy-Aphasia Spectrum – Chapter 13: Speech and Language, Educational and Psychological Remediation (ebook)


Chapter 13 – Speech and Language, Educational and Psychological Remediation

The children with Landau–Kleffner syndrome, as compared to those with a specific language impairment (developmental language disorder or DLD), or an aphasia secondary to an acquired brain lesion, have often still progressive, fluctuating and sometimes already long-standing language difficulties when the diagnosis is made. It is hard to predict if there will be a rapid improvement with medical therapy.

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.