Epilepsy-Aphasia Spectrum – Chapter 14: Personal Testimonies and Unpublished Cases (ebook)


Chapter 14 – Personal Testimonies and Unpublished Cases

Christine is a 29 year-old woman married with two young children. She was diagnosed with LKS at the age of 7 years with a typical electroencephalogram. She had one episode suspected to be seizures, but was not diagnosed with epilepsy. Her language had declined when she was 2 years and 6 months, and for a period of 6 months, she had almost no verbal language

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.