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
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..View full abstract
Awarded by Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program
This research was supported byNHMRC programgrant APP1091593 and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.