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Neuropsychology and academic achievement of epileptic children: executive-functions tests Volume 3, special issue 3, Numéro spécial 2, December 2001


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Children with epilepsy are exposed to learning disabilities. In young children, still not taught reading, spelling or mathematics, the standardized psychometric evaluation provides a usefull assessment tool enabling identification of the structural disturbances that will affect the learning process. For school-age children, assessment can be made in regard to the DSM IV criteria of specific learning disabilities, and within a neuropsychological framework that pays a particular attention to the executive functions.