Name Landau-Kleffner Syndrome
Related to/Also known as Acquired Epileptic Aphasia
Symptoms of Landau-Kleffner Syndrome
Landau-Kleffner Syndrome is a rare form of epilepsy that affects only children. It is characterised by severe language problems (aphasia or dysphasia). Symptoms may also include seizures.
Useful national contacts

Contact, charity for families with disabled children
Freephone helpline (UK only): 0808 808 3555
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Cerebra, UK charity for children with neurological conditions
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Telephone 01267 244200
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Children & young people

Landau Kleffner syndrome (Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children)
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Preparing for adult life (Contact, charity for families with disabled children)
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Online resources

 The Brain Changer Arts Project (The Brain Charity)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and epilepsy (Epilepsy Action)
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Landau Kleffner Syndrome (Epilepsy Action)
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Landau-Kleffner Syndrome Information Page (U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)
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Landau-Kleffner syndrome (U.S. Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center)
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 Living with a condition (The Brain Charity)
News and Events Survey: Treatment of Childhood Neurological Conditions (British Paediatric Neurology Association, September 2020)
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Our resources The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on Landau Kleffner Syndrome and on a wide range of disability-related issues.