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Is Epilepsy related to Daughter's difficulty Speaking?

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this question is about my daughter. My daughter has epilepsy, and is 4 years old, doesn't speak clearly and did not speak until she was about 3.
The neurologist thinks the seizures are in the speech area but not sure. The question is, is this or could this be why she is not talking like the kids in her Pre-k class? She mainly babbles but if you listen hard enough you can understand some of what she is saying and what could you suggest be done to help her to talk clearly.


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replied August 22nd, 2006
Epilepsy Answer A1355
If the focus for seizure attacks is located in the “speech area” of the brain, the attacks will be manifested with sudden, not-understandable speaking. You can first request a CT-scan or an MRI of the brain to identify possible reasons for epilepsy. You can also check your daughter’s sense of hearing. Damaged hearing in small kids makes speaking difficult. The “speaking area” and “hearing area” of the brain are located close together in the temporal section of the brain.
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