Volume 11, Issue 3 (October 2013)                   Iranian Rehabilitation Journal 2013, 11(3): 72-75 | Back to browse issues page

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Jekan M, Hosseini S A. Child with Landau Kleffner Syndrome Misdiagnosed as Autism: A Case Report . Iranian Rehabilitation Journal. 2013; 11 (3) :72-75
URL: http://irj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-334-en.html
1- University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (5198 Views)

Objectives:The aim of this single case study is to describe a child with Landau Kleffner Syndrome who misdiagnosed as a child with autism spectrum disorder. We also explore occupational therapy`s role in correct process for diagnosis and treatment.

Methods:Three times measurement with Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist was performed to measure severity of symptoms and compare treatment outcomes.

Results: The outcome showed great improvements after pharmacotherapy.

Discussion: Results of this study indicated that correct diagnosis, early detection and early intervention in this disorder are essential to reach a proper treatment. Of course, therapeutic team work is crucial as well. Occupational and speech therapy interventions can also been recommended as a helpful treatment to improve social and sensory-motor and communicative skills. Parent`s consultation should not be ignored to decrease parental stress.

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Received: 2013/07/4 | Accepted: 2013/09/8 | Published: 2013/10/1

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