Epilepsy-Aphasia Spectrum – Chapter 2: History of the Landau–Kleffner Syndrome (ebook)


Chapter 2 – History of the Landau–Kleffner Syndrome

The Landau–Kleffner syndrome (LKS) represents a unique opportunity to look at early ideas about language and particularly its development and acquired deficits. It is often only when we are faced with a new or exceptional phenomenon that we start to think about what we normally take for granted.

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.