The clinical entity epilepsy-aphasia in children begins from an analytical study of cases published in the literature and from the study of eight cases personally observed. This condition is not a univocal syndrome but it must be differentiated into at least three different conditions even if, very often, they are superimposed: 1) a first condition in which the aphasia is critical and transient; 2) a second condition where it acts rather as a serious congenital dysphasia, and 3) a third condition in which it acts as an acquired aphasia, in the strict sense, even though very atypical. The relations between aphasia and epilepsy are discussed especially as to the dynamics of the diffusive forms of epilepsy in the child and psychiatric aspects. Both the pharmacological and reeducative problems of therapy are discussed.
|Translated title of the contribution||Acquired aphasia in epileptic children|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Neuropsychiatrie de l'Enfance et de l'Adolescence|
|Publication status||Published - 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology