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The term executive functions describes a range of abilities. A typical list of these includes initiation, sustained attention, planning, organization, set-shifting, conceptual functioning, awareness, and insight. Let's review the behavior relevant...
Deficits in executive functions can be very difficult to treat. Some people who are overly susceptible to distraction can be helped to focus by using a mild psychostimulant such as Ritalin. It remains unclear how this kind of medication affects...
Many people experience language disturbance as a direct consequence of their epilepsy. Others may develop problems as a result of medication or surgery. The first thing to do if you are having language problems is to bring them to the attention of...
Can my seizure medicines cause language problems? For some patients with epilepsy, it is thought that the seizure medicines they take may be causing some of their language problems. In particular, disturbances in naming and comprehension have...
What kinds of tests reveal language problems? Neuropsychological testing outlines strengths and weaknesses in a number of functions, including language. Standardized tests of vocabulary, naming, and word retrieval are particularly useful for...

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