Journal article

Verbal memory in children with temporal lobe epilepsy: Exploring task-specificity

Gabriella Roubicek, Linda Gonzalez, Suncica Lah, Angie Jackman, A Simon Harvey, Michael Martin Saling

Epilepsy & Behavior | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2020

Abstract

RATIONALE: This study explored the applicability of the adult model of task-specificity of memory to children with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). METHOD: Retrospective clinical audit; 38 children and adolescents (6-16 years) with lesional TLE (n = 22 mesial; n = 16 lateral) treated at tertiary pediatric hospitals completed two types of verbal memory paradigms: arbitrary associative (Verbal Paired Associates - Hard Pairs) and semantically related (Verbal Paired Associates - Easy Pairs; Stories). RESULTS: Children with mesial TLE performed more poorly than their lateral TLE counterparts on both types of memory paradigms: arbitrary associative and semantically related (Stories only). Groups with..

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