Professor Kirby publishes innovative work

By: Lynne Peters   Comments off 489 Views0

Benign epilepsy with centro-temporal spikes (BECTS) is a common childhood epilepsy syndrome also known as Rolandic Epilepsy (RE). Neurocognitive phenotypes have been described with greater focus on attention, reading and language domains but there have been far fewer studies focusing on motor functioning. This study included measures of motor, language and cognition in order to investigate the range, degree and pattern of difficulties associated with BECTS in a case series of children, but with a particular emphasis on motor skills. This is the first paper to demonstrate the variability across cognitive areas , reinforcing once again the need to take a person centred approach to supporting individuals with learning difficulties.

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