Non-verbal communication skills of surgically treated children with infantile spasms

R. Caplan, D. Guthrie, Peter Clive Mundy, M. Sigman, D. Shields, T. Sherman, W. J. Peacock

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The authors present preliminary findings on the effects of surgery on the development of early nonverbal social communication skills in eight children with intractable infantile spasms. After a mean follow-up of 15.2 months, there was no statistically significant change in the post-surgical nonverbal communication behavior of these children beyond the expected developmental change. Implications of these findings for the developmental impairment associated with infantile spasms are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)499-506
Number of pages8
JournalDevelopmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neuroscience(all)


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