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I am hoping it is OK to ask a question about Landau-Kleffner syndrome and the IQ of patients of this disease. Have there been any studies on this matter? I ask, because I have heard that Landau-Kleffner syndrome is often misdiagnosed as autism or even mental retardation. Any replies would be very welcome.

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I am assuming that these misdiagnoses happen mainly because of the fact that children with Landau-Kleffner syndrome have aphasia and sometimes totally lose the ability to communicate effectively. From the outside, kids with Landau-Kleffner syndrome may seem like they are retarded. However, this is not the case and most regain their ability to speak later. Having Landau-Kleffner syndrome does not affect the patient's IQ in any way.
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