Childhood Epilepsy: Language, Learning and Behavioural Complications

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-06-24
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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William Svoboda channels a lifetime of clinical experience into three areas--language, learning, and behavior--that encompass the major difficulties of children "growing up with epilepsy." In each area he looks at why the problems arise and assesses potential treatments. The focus of this comprehensive work is on the complete care of the child rather than on diagnosis, classification and medication alone. More than half of all epileptic children have interrelated language, learning, and/or behavior complications that persist beyond seizure control and present problems for health and educational systems. This reference makes a significant contribution to furthering the knowledge of clinicians, educators, and language specialists about the needs of this special pediatric population.

Table of Contents

Looking ahead
Speech and Language Problems
Language, the challenge
Speech, language and communication
Speech and language problems in epilepsy
Seizure types and language risks
Language regressions with epilepsy syndromes
Other epilepsy language syndromes
Seizure management effects
Evaluation of speech and language problems
Management of speech and language problems in epilepsy
Behavior consequences
Learning Problems
Learning challenges
The development of learning
Learning difficulties
Learning problems with seizure types
Modifying factors
Transient cognitive impairments of epilepsy
Alertness and attention
Executive functioning
Antiepileptic medication effects
Effects of other therapies
Gaining help
Frustrations of learning problems
Behavior Problems
Mental health needs
Psychologic development
Seizure types and modifying factors
Overview: extrinsic factors
Behavior problems, general
Attention deficit disorders
Anxiety disorders
Mood disorders
Disruptive behavior problems
Psychoses of epilepsy
Non-epileptic events
Possible treatment issues
Helping with psychiatric problems
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