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Cerebral Reorganization of Language Networks in Children with Epilepsy

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders. Language difficulties are frequent in these patients, mainly those with temporal or frontal lobe epilepsy, and this may be associated with abnormal development of language networks in the epileptic brain.

The objective of this project is to study patterns of cerebral reorganization of language networks in children with temporal and frontal lobe epilepsy. To do so, children with temporal or frontal lobe epilepsy and neurologically healthy children, all ranging in age from 6 to 18 years, will be recruited. A combined NIRS-EEG recording and a neuropsychological assessment will be carried out.

This study will deepen knowledge about the reorganization of language brain function and its relationship to cognitive functioning in children with epilepsy. It may also provide appropriate intervention strategies to improve language functioning in patients with epilepsy.

This project is funded by the SickKids Foundation and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Recruitment completed! Results to come soon.