Modifications for Classroom Instruction for Children with Landau-Kleffner Syndrome Landau-Kleffner syndrome (LKS) is a rare form of acquired childhood aphasia, characterized by abnormal electroencephalographic (EEG) findings in the speech cortex and language deterioration. Onset, which may be accompanied by overt seizures, is between 2 ½ and 6 years of age, after normal cognitive and language development. Since the ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2004
Modifications for Classroom Instruction for Children with Landau-Kleffner Syndrome
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  • Patricia A. Van Slyke
    National Louis University, Wheeling, Il
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Article   |   June 01, 2004
Modifications for Classroom Instruction for Children with Landau-Kleffner Syndrome
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, June 2004, Vol. 5, 22-26. doi:10.1044/sbi5.2.22
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, June 2004, Vol. 5, 22-26. doi:10.1044/sbi5.2.22
Landau-Kleffner syndrome (LKS) is a rare form of acquired childhood aphasia, characterized by abnormal electroencephalographic (EEG) findings in the speech cortex and language deterioration. Onset, which may be accompanied by overt seizures, is between 2 ½ and 6 years of age, after normal cognitive and language development. Since the initial report by Landau and Kleffner (1957), there have been numerous articles written regarding the characteristics of LKS, concomitant behavioral findings, the pathophysiology, and the course and prognosis of the disease (Bishop, 1985; Cooper & Ferry, 1978; Deonna, 1991; Gordon, 1990; Marescaux, Hirsch, Finch, Maquet & Schuomberger, 1990; Pacquier, Van Dongen, & Loonen, 1992; Rapin, Mattis, Rowan, & Golden, 1977; van de Sandt-Koenderman, Smit, Van Dongen, & Van Hest, 1984) .
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