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Language treatment prior to anterior temporal lobe surgery: Can naming skills be preserved?

Diane L. Kendall, PhD, et al.

Epilepsy is a condition of recurrent, unprovoked seizures that affects 1 percent of the general population. That said, there is a high prevalence of epilepsy in U.S. Veterans who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation New Dawn. In medically intractable epilepsy with unilateral temporal lobe onset, surgical removal of the anterior temporal lobe (ATL) is a highly effective treatment, with class I clinical evidence supporting its use in specific circumstances. One significant consequence of ATL treatment is difficulty recalling names of people and places. The purpose of this neurorehabilitation protocol is to remediate such linguistic deficits.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.12.0310

Volume 53 Number 6, 2016
   Pages 813 — 826


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Kendall DL, Minkina I, Bislick L, Grabowski TJ, Phatak V, Silkes JP, Ojemann JG. Language treatment prior to anterior temporal lobe surgery: Can naming skills be preserved? J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016;53(6):81326.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.12.0310
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