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Landau-Kleffner syndrome in Norway: Long-term prognosis and experiences with the health services and educational systems.
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PMID:  21514895     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We have conducted a retrospective study based on the medical records of 19 children with Landau-Kleffner syndrome and semistructured interviews of their parents. There was considerable heterogeneity in the children's symptoms. Eleven children were followed for more than 10years (mean=14.4years); four have normal language, four have moderate language problems, and three have no functional verbal language today. Late-onset language decline, short duration of the initial aphasic period, and marked fluctuations in speech abilities appeared to be associated with a positive outcome with respect to future language skills. The parents reported having to argue strongly with the health authorities and educational system to obtain a correct diagnosis and receive adequate help. Their main concern was not being taken seriously when they expressed their worries, and they expressed a strong wish for someone who could ensure that appropriate support measures were implemented and who could coordinate assistance.
Authors:
Ine Cockerell; Grete Bølling; Karl O Nakken
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epilepsy & behavior : E&B     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1525-5069     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-4-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100892858     Medline TA:  Epilepsy Behav     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Rehabilitation, Division of Surgery and Cancer Medicine, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway; Institute of Health and Society, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.
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