Epilepsy-Aphasia Spectrum – Chapter 3: Classification Issues (ebook)


Chapter 3 – Classification Issues

Landau–Kleffner syndrome (LKS) has long been considered a rare and strange condition of uncertain status. For instance, in the 1974 edition of the classic by John Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, there were only a few lines written by Marcel Kinsbourne in the chapter on ‘Disorders of mental development’. In the edition 20 years later, it had moved to the section on ‘Non-convulsive status epilepticus’ under the name ‘LKS’, also an arguable place.

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.