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Decision Tree Meets Ockham's Razor: Problem Solving in the Differential Diagnosis
of Acquired Epipleptiform Aphasia (AEA)

Taylor,Jr., Merlin L. and Nance, Erin K.
Decision Tree Meets Ockham's Razor: Problem Solving in the Differential Diagnosis
of Acquired Epipleptiform Aphasia (AEA).
In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004) / : (2004).

Abstract

The potential for misdiagnosis of acquired epileptiform aphasia (AEA) today remains as
great as the threat to cognitive/linguistic maturation that seizure activity represents.
Improved diagnostic procedures are needed, especially with regard to how information is
obtained from parents and other caregivers. The authors will report on the development
of a questionnaire designed to address that need. Results of a preliminary field trial
involving the parents of 6 children who have received treatment for various
communicative and cognitive deficits—including one obvious candidate for a diagnosis
of AEA—will be discussed in light of the relevant literature.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Abstract
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1643
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004)
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