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Childhood Epilepsy
Language, Learning and Behavioural Complications

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  • Date Published: June 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521530293

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About the Authors
  • William Svoboda channels a lifetime of clinical experience into three areas--language, learning, and behavior--that encompass the major difficulties of children "growing up with epilepsy." In each area he looks at why the problems arise and assesses potential treatments. The focus of this comprehensive work is on the complete care of the child rather than on diagnosis, classification and medication alone. More than half of all epileptic children have interrelated language, learning, and/or behavior complications that persist beyond seizure control and present problems for health and educational systems. This reference makes a significant contribution to furthering the knowledge of clinicians, educators, and language specialists about the needs of this special pediatric population.

    • Covers epilepsy in childhood specifically
    • Looks at speech–language associations with epilepsy
    • Looks at epileptic intrusions in behavior, language and learning as they impact on development and maturation
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "[T]his impressive volume is one of the first dedicated entirely to the inter-relatedness of language, learning, and behavioural difficulties in childhood epilepsy. I recommend this book wholeheartedly as a courageous undertaking, highlighting problems that may go unrecognised long after the epilepsy has been brought under control." Gillian Parkinson, The Lancet, Neurology

    "This is a unique book, as no similar compilation of information is available. It is up-to-date and, as a single authored source, reads evenly and provides great continuity between chapters and sections. It occupies a unique niche and is a valuable contribution to the literature." Doody's Review ServiceG

    "...very readable...References are numerous throughout the 656 pages and the book is easy to use due to the many headings and sub-headings...This is a useful volume not only for reference but for browsing and as a source of information for those who look after children with epilepsy." Doctors' Net

    "This book provides a comprehensive and well-referenced overview of current thinking and research pertaining to co-morbidities associated with childhood epilepsy." British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, Siobhan Hannan

    "...on the whole this is a very useful and interesting book which I think will be of particular interest to clinicians with a specialist interest in children with epilepsy." Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Marian Perkins

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521530293
    • length: 674 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 34 mm
    • weight: 1.06kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Looking ahead
    Part I. Speech and Language Problems:
    2. Language: the challenge
    3. Speech, language, and communication
    4. Speech and language problems in epilepsy
    5. Seizure types and speech and language risks
    6. Language regressions with epilepsy syndromes
    7. Other epilepsy language syndromes
    8. Seizure-management effects
    9. Evaluation of speech and language problems
    10. Management of speech and language problems in epilepsy
    11. Behavior consequences
    Part II. Learning Problems:
    12. Learning challenges
    13. The development of learning
    14. Learning difficulties
    15. Learning problems with seizure types
    16. Modifying factors
    17. Transient cognitive impairments of epilepsy
    18. Attention and alertness
    19. Memory
    20. Executive functioning
    21. Academics
    22. Antiepileptic medication effects
    23. Effects of other therapies
    24. Diagnosis
    25. Gaining help
    26. Frustrations of learning problems
    Part III. Behavior Problems:
    27. Mental health needs
    28. Psychologic development
    29. Seizure types and modifying factors
    30. Overview: extrinsic factors
    31. Behavior problems: general
    32. Attention deficit disorders
    33. Anxiety disorders
    34. Mood disorders
    35. Disruptive behavior problems
    36. Psychoses of epilepsy
    37. Non-epileptic events
    38. Possible treatment issues
    39. Helping with psychiatric problems

  • Author

    William B. Svoboda

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