Rachel Ruplinger Feburary 9th, 2016 block 2
What is it?
- a child disorder
- begins 3-7 years of age
- slowly or suddenly loses the ability to comprehend a spoken language
- identified by an EEG (electroencephalogram)
- may also be called aphasia
- remain unknown
- experts think more than one cause
- perfectly normal until first seizure/language problems
- epileptic seizures
- difficulty speaking/understanding words
- behavioral problems
- cant tell the difference b/w certain sounds
- trouble expressing themselves
- talk non-sense/jargon
Tests and Diagnosis?
- clinical features
- results of EEG
- abnormal electrical activity on right and left side of brain
- medication for seizures and abnormal brain activity
- corticosteroid therapy for language ability
- sign language
- sessions with speech and language therapist
- sessions with education psychologist
- surgery-multiple subpial transection
- there are no ways to prevent this defect
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- "Landau Kleffner Syndrome | Epilepsy Action." Landau Kleffner Syndrome | Epilepsy Action. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Feb. 2016.
- "Diseases." Landau-Kleffner Syndrome. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Feb. 2016.
- "NINDS Landau-Kleffner Syndrome Information Page." Landau-Kleffner Syndrome Information Page: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Feb. 2016.