Epilepsy-Aphasia Spectrum – Chapter 4: Speech Perception and Brain Organization of Language (ebook)


Chapter 4 – Speech Perception and Brain Organization of Language

Before describing the various speech and language impairments that have been reported in clinical studies of children with Landau–Kleffner syndrome (LKS) and the wider spectrum of EAS, it is worth summarizing some fundamental physiological facts about auditory and language perception as it pertains to oral language perception and comprehension. It may explain some unusual and sometimes isolated deficits or on the contrary, preserved language features seen in these epilepsy syndromes.

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.