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It is a rare disease about cases up to 11 and in literature it is discussed controversially, thus, a clear definition cannot be taken. Landau-Kleffner Syndrome occurs exclusively in children, the time of onset being between the age of two to thirteen. Nevertheless, adults may suffer from the consequences of the disease.

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Furthermore, boys are twice as often contracted by LKS as girls. Consequently, a discrepancy between verbal and nonverbal intellectual abilities is apparent. Acquired aphasia in LKS can be subdivided into two groups.

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One group consists of those children who initially have got problems in understanding speech receptive aphasia. Since 90 percent of all children suffering from LKS belong to this group 20 , research is concentrated on it and sometimes LKS is even reduced to this group. The verbal-auditory agnosia is then followed by a rapid reduction of spontaneous speech and may result in a complete loss of it. The second group consists of those children, whose disorders are mainly in producing speech and who do not have problems with understanding it.

Electroencephalography measures electrical activities of the brain.

They have convulsions in both the left and the right hemisphere which are more frequent and more intensive during sleep. Furthermore, about 70 to 80 percent of the children suffering from LKS do not only show latent epilepsy, but show observable clinical seizures. Thus, children do not necessarily have to show clinical epilepsy, but it is very prevalent. There is an important discussion about the correlation between epilepsy and aphasia.


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Researchers argue about if both symptoms arise from independent causes or if they are consequences of the same cerebral dysfunction. There are mainly two hypotheses. The one claims that there is a direct connection between aphasia and epilepsy.

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Researchers found out that in some cases an improvement of the electrical seizure activity is followed by an improvement of aphasia. They conclude that aphasia is a consequence of epilepsy. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 25 4 , Whitworth, A. Aphasiology, 29, Keywords: Aphasia, sentence production, frequency effects, Construction grammar, verbs. Presentation Type: Platform Sessions. Topic: Student Submissions.

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