Epilepsy-Aphasia Spectrum – Chapter 6: Developmental Aspects of Landau–Kleffner Syndrome and the Epilepsy-Aphasia Spectrum and the Overlap with Developmental Language Disorders and Autism (ebook)


Chapter 6 – Developmental Aspects and the Overlap with Developmental Language Disorders and Autism

The possibility that early onset of Landau-Kleffner syndrome could be a treatable cause of language impairment in some children presenting with developmental language disorders or autistic spectrum disorder has been a topic of intense research in the past two decades of the twentieth century.

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.