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LKS can be difficult to diagnose because it can resemble other conditions, such as autism or pervasive developmental disorder.
If you or your doctor suspects LKS, see a neurologist. A neurologist can make an initial diagnosis based on a complete examination and medical history.
Your child’s clinician may order one or more of the following tests to help diagnose LKS:
Your child's care team will most likely include a neurologist, a neuropsychologist, and a speech pathologist or audiologist. Some children with behavioral problems may also need to see a child psychologist and a psychopharmacologist.
Treatment for LKS will depend on your child’s symptoms, but they may include:
The Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Neurology are experts at diagnosing and treating children with all types of neurologic and developmental disorders. Our Augmentative Communication Program is known internationally for its work with children and adults who are non-speaking or whose speech is severely impaired.
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