Epileptiform Activity and Discontinuities in Language Acquisition In their 1957 publication of six cases involving children initially misdiagnosed as deaf, neurologist William Landau and speech-language pathologist Frank Kleffner were the first to associate seizure activity with arrested language development. Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (LKS) soon afterwards became a diagnostic label commonly applied to pediatric cases wherein seizure disorder ... Article
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Epileptiform Activity and Discontinuities in Language Acquisition
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  • Merlin L. Taylor, Jr.
    Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, NE
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Article   |   April 01, 2006
Epileptiform Activity and Discontinuities in Language Acquisition
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, April 2006, Vol. 16, 4-11. doi:10.1044/nnsld16.1.4
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, April 2006, Vol. 16, 4-11. doi:10.1044/nnsld16.1.4
Acknowledgments
I gratefully acknowledge the help of Joyce Harris, Walt Jesteadt, Alan Kamhi, Frank Kleffner, Jeffrey Lewis, Andrew Lotto, Mary Pat Moeller, Erin Nance, Donna Neff, and Harland Randolph. Research was supported in part by NIH postdoctoral research grant 5 T32 DC00013–24.
Certified in speech-language pathology since 1993, Merlin L. Taylor, Jr. earned a doctorate from University of Memphis, then taught at University of Mississippi and Indiana State University. He was named toWho’s Who in America after his postdoctoral fellowship at Boys Town National Research Hospital.
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