UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Landau-Kleffner Syndrome

Medline NLM definition: Acquired epileptic aphasia. The typical history is that of a child whose development is normal for several years and then, either suddenly or in a fluctuating manner, loses comprehension of speech and the ability to use speech to communicate. The seizures are of no specific type, and are mostly mild and infrequent partial or atypical absences. (From Walton, Brain's Diseases of the Nervous System, 10th ed, p460)

Landau-Kleffner Syndrome: factsheet from NINDS, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (US site)

Landau Kleffner Syndrome: information from NORD, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (US site)

PubMed Medline search on Landau-Kleffner Syndrome

Support groups

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) is the professional body for speech and language therapists in the UK. It is responsible for the promotion and maintenance of high standards in the education, clinical practice and ethical conduct of speech and language therapists.

Brain and Spine Foundation
Information on living with a neurological condition and on diagnosis. There are publications and resources. The useful glossary of neurological conditions (under 'Information and support') includes links to some other organisations as well as to Brain and Spine Foundation information.

Healthtalk: nerves and brain
Personal experiences of people living with various neurological conditions.

Neurological Alliance
Collective voice for 80 organisations, including stroke and brain injury. Organisations are listed at https://www.neural.org.uk/our-members/, a good place to start if looking for information on those conditions. Site also includes information about living with a neurological condition, a glossary, and information about onset and diagnosis as well as a small set of real life stories.

NHS Inform: brain, nerves and spinal cord 
NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service, with the aim of providing the people in Scotland with accurate and relevant information to help them make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for.