By Franco Fabbro
Language problems in teenagers are some of the most widespread explanations of problems in conversation, social interplay, studying and educational fulfillment. it's been predicted that over five% of youngsters current with a few type of language affliction. This quantity illustrates the state-of-the-art in neurogenic language problems in young ones. the latest findings approximately obtained epileptiform aphasias (from Landau-Kleffner syndrome to autistic regression) are awarded and discussed.Language issues in youngsters with early mind lesions are reviewed relating to the part of the lesion and their epileptic correlates (e.g., paroxysmal abnormalities in the course of NREM sleep). New scientific studies are awarded and a wide dialogue is hung on language issues as a result of malformation or tumor lesions localized to the Posterior Fossa. The final a part of the amount experiences the cutting-edge on essentially the most debated scientific neurolinguistic photographs of developmental age corresponding to crossed aphasia in little ones, the modality and kinds of aphasia restoration in teenagers and protracted received formative years aphasia. This quantity is the 5th in a chain of books commissioned via the overseas organization of Logopedics and Phoniatrics.
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It is important to state that the role of surgery in children with LKS and especially in those with AREE is only recommended for the treatment of the seizures and not for the concomitant language or behavioral deficits. CONCLUSION From a clinical perspective all children with stagnation or regression in communication skills should be promptly referred to a specialist that can evaluate them from a neurological perspective. It is extremely critical that speech and language intervention is promptly begun in all such children and that all forms of verbal and non-verbal communication systems are taught.
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