Epilepsy-Aphasia Spectrum – Chapter 5: The Different Clinical Facets of Landau–Kleffner Syndrome (ebook)


Chapter 5 – The Different Clinical Facets of Landau–Kleffner Syndrome

This chapter is devoted to an analysis of the two main dimensions of Landau–Kleffner syndrome (LKS): the epilepsy and the language. As an introduction and illustration, we present the case histories of two of our patients followed from childhood to adulthood with completely different clinical presentations and courses that highlight the different facets of LKS and the importance of long-term studies.

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.