Journal article

A neuropsychological model for the pre-surgical evaluation of children with focal-onset epilepsy: An integrated approach

Linda M Gonzalez, Jacquie A Wrennall

Seizure | W B SAUNDERS CO LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

This review explores the complexities of pre-surgical neuropsychological assessment for children with focal-onset epilepsy. A model is proposed outlining a range of factors that potentially influence the neuropsychological formulation. These factors include a developmental, epilepsy, psychological and cognitive dimension, together with family and social context and intrinsic factors. This model is child-centered and recognizes that these factors will be weighted differently for each individual. In some instances the neuropsychological profile might suggest localized and lateralized function, but there are significant limitations to this approach in the context of the contemporary view of epi..

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