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Memory assessment in epileptic children. Volume 18, supplement 2, Numéro spécial, Septembre 2006

Authors
Université Paris Descartes, Institut de Psychologie, Laboratoire Cognition et Comportement, CNRS -FRE 2987, 1, avenue Edouard Vaillant, 92100 Boulogne Billancourt, France, Université Paris Descartes, hôpital Saint Vincent de Paul, Unité de Neuropédiatrie, Paris 14 e et Sessad L’Essor, 75015 Paris, France

Both cognitive development and child clinical neuropsychology are rapidly changing fields. The neuropsychological evaluation of children tends to focus on language, spatial abilities, executive and motor skills. However, when children are referred for the assessment of possible learning disabilities, it is often necessary to obtain an estimate of memory functions particularly in children with epilepsy. A number of standardized measures are now available for the study of memory efficiency during childhood. Furthermore, recent studies on developmental amnesia evidenced the role of memory process approach and tend to find specific differential memory deficits.