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ERIC Number: EJ948866
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0012-1622
Neuropsychological Evaluation and Follow-Up of Children with Cerebellar Cortical Dysplasia
Jissendi-Tchofo, Patrice; Pandit, Florence; Soto-Ares, Gustavo; Vallee, Louis
Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, v53 n12 p1119-1127 Dec 2011
Aim: To describe neuropsychological disturbances and the developmental course associated with cerebellar cortical dysplasia (CCD). Method: The neuroimaging findings from 10 children (five males, five females; aged 3-10y) with CCD were reviewed and classified. These children all underwent clinical neurological examination and neuropsychological assessment (NPA) on admission, then were followed for an average of 6 years using the cognitive Wechsler Scale, Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, and Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure/McCarthy Drawing subtests. Results: Based on magnetic resonance imaging, CCD was categorized as minor (n = 4), moderate (n = 1), and severe (n = 5). The first NPA disclosed mental retardation in six (profound, three; moderate, one; mild, two) and normal intelligence in four (low, two; average, one; high, one), but with verbal/performance dissociation in three cases. Socio-adaptive functions were altered in all children except one. Visuospatial abilities were delayed in eight children. In the follow-up, no progression was observed in the three cases with profound mental retardation, whereas the remainder showed homogeneous or disharmonic progression, including improvement or deterioration of verbal/performance function. Cognitive impairment and evolution was not associated with the degree of cerebellar involvement. Interpretation: The neuropsychological profile and evolution associated with CCD do not appear to be predictable, and some features might improve over time.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rey Osterrieth Complex Figure Test; Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children