Support for Children with Landau-Kleffner Syndrome

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What Is It

  • Child gradually loses ability to understand spoken language and speak but intelligence is unaffected (due to seizures)

What To Do

  • Create accommodations and medications in school so that all information is presented in whatever manner will help the child understand (visual, written, sign language, gestures, acting things out, physically helping the student do it)
  • Train teaches how to use these methods
  • Teach the student alternative ways to get needs met (sign language, AAC device, gestures, leading by the hand, acting it out)
  • Deal with behaviors by providing replacements for whatever the child is trying to communicate
  • Address any other communication problems once these needs are addressed