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A Journal on Pediatrics, Neonatology, Adolescent Medicine,
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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ISSN 0026-4946

Online ISSN 1827-1715

 

Minerva Pediatrica 2010 December;62(6):559-63

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Specific learning disorder in the primary epilepsies of childhood

Battistini M. C., La Briola F., Menini S., Lenti C.

Unit of Child Neuropsychiatry, San Paolo Hospital, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of learning disorders in children with idiopathic epilepsy.
METHODS: The study enrolled 16 children with idiopathic epilepsy, 8 with absence and 8 with rolandic epilepsy. This was a standardized neuropsychological assessment with particular attention to learning performance (reading and writing skills/number processing).
RESULTS: Fourteen out of 16 subjects resulted with a specific learning disability, although specific patterns have not been identified.
CONCLUSION: The study confirms the higher incidence of learning disorder in children with epilepsy (in front of normal prevalence, 2-10%). The importance of complete neuropsychological evaluation in children with focal or generalized epilepsy was highlighted.

language: English


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