Neurogenic Language Case Studies: Computer-Based Treatment in a Case of Landau-Kleffner Syndrome Landau-Kleffner syndrome (LKS) is an acquired childhood aphasia of unknown etiology characterized by a regression in receptive and expressive language abilities following a period of normal language development (Landau & Kleffner, 1957). In the majority of instances, cognition and developmental motor milestones are normal. LKS is associated with abnormal ... Article
Article  |   September 01, 1998
Neurogenic Language Case Studies: Computer-Based Treatment in a Case of Landau-Kleffner Syndrome
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  • Suzanne Hungerford
    Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN
  • Patrick Coppens
    Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN
  • Nancy Clarke
    Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN
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Neurogenic Language Case Studies
Article   |   September 01, 1998
Neurogenic Language Case Studies: Computer-Based Treatment in a Case of Landau-Kleffner Syndrome
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, September 1998, Vol. 8, 12-17. doi:10.1044/nnsld8.3.12
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, September 1998, Vol. 8, 12-17. doi:10.1044/nnsld8.3.12
Landau-Kleffner syndrome (LKS) is an acquired childhood aphasia of unknown etiology characterized by a regression in receptive and expressive language abilities following a period of normal language development (Landau & Kleffner, 1957). In the majority of instances, cognition and developmental motor milestones are normal. LKS is associated with abnormal discharges on the electroencephalogram (EEG), which are usually bilateral and appear to originate in the temporal or parietal region. Whereas the EEG is always abnormal, about 75% of children with LKS will manifest a seizure disorder (Paquier, Van Dongen, & Loonen, 1992; Tuchman, 1997).
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