Epilepsy-Aphasia Spectrum – Chapter 15: Summary and Conclusions (ebook)


Chapter 15 – Summary and Conclusions

The impatient reader often starts with the summary or concluding chapter of a book, when he suspects the topic to be restricted to a too highly specialized field or that it will bring no breakthrough. This book is an attempt to show how a rare condition that gradually came to medical attention in the last half of the twentieth century turned out to be the most severe manifestation of the most common form of ‘idiopathic’ focal childhood epilepsy, as opposed to the focal epilepsies that are due to identified brain lesions.

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.