Journal article

Cognitive, behavioral,and social functioning in children and adults with Dravet syndrome

Amy Brown, Marta Arpone, Amy L Schneider, Silvana Micallef, Vicki A Anderson, Ingrid E Scheffer

EPILEPSY & BEHAVIOR | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2020

Abstract

AIM: The objective of the study was to delineate the cognitive, behavioral, psychological, and social functioning of individuals with Dravet syndrome. METHOD: Cognitive, behavioral, and social functioning were assessed in patients with Dravet syndrome by comprehensive, age-appropriate standardized neuropsychological testing. Primary caregivers completed standardized measures regarding participants' behavior, psychological status, adaptive functioning, and social skills, including their involvement with intervention services. RESULTS: The cohort comprised 45 patients, aged 2-30 years. Intellectual functioning ranged from average intellect to profound intellectual disability, with a decrease i..

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