This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions rolandic epilepsy, apraxia
Treatment language assessment
Sponsor University of Campinas, Brazil
Collaborator Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo
Start date September 2009
End date February 2011
Trial size 20 participants
Trial identifier NCT01046760, 21 CFR 50.3.


Rolandic Epilepsy is the most common form of childhood epilepsy. It is classified as idiopathic, age-related epilepsy syndrome with benign evolution. The absence of neuropsychological impairment is part of the criteria of benignity of this epilepsy syndrome. However recently have been suggested several deficits related to attention and language. The purpose of this study was assess school performance and to investigate problems of praxis in patients with rolandic epilepsy as compared to a control group composed of normal children with age, gender and educational level equivalents.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Time perspective retrospective
Patients older than seven years old with clinical and electroencephalographic diagnosis of Rolandic Epilepsy
language assessment Children with epilepsy, language impairment and dyslexia
Patients underwent an assessment performed with School Performance Test, Syntactic Awareness Test and a Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test.

Primary Outcomes

Our data will indicate the group performance in tests of writing, arithmetic and reading.
time frame: one year

Secondary Outcomes

Another important aspect was the absence of orofacial apraxia in children with epilepsy.
time frame: one year

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 7 years up to 12 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Diagnosis of rolandic epilepsy using clinical, EEG and neuroimaging findings - Patients had neurological, ophthalmic and auditory unchanged, and intelligence quotient (IQ) equal to or above 80. - All parents signed the consent form, authorizing the participation of their children (as) in the search. Exclusion Criteria: - With oral language and writing of the following tables, whereas the DSM-IV: pervasive developmental disorders, cerebral palsy child acquired aphasia, hearing impairment (including mild conductive hearing loss), progressive disease - What not signed the consent form.

Additional Information

Official title Scholar Performance and Praxis Assessment in Children With Rolandic Epilepsy
Description Method: Nineteen patients aged between 7 and 12 years underwent clinical neurological evaluation, psychological assessment, through Weschsler Scales of Intelligence and language evaluation, to assess the academic performance and research of the presence or absence of praxis difficulties.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in October 2010.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Campinas, Brazil.