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dc.contributor.advisorHarris, Joyce L.en
dc.creatorChamberlain, Ashley Elizabethen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-22T14:21:04Zen
dc.date.available2011-07-22T14:21:04Zen
dc.date.issued2011-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2011en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3052en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThis report provides an overview of the adverse effects of the antiepileptic drug topiramate. Specifically, it evaluates the negative cognitive-communication effects of topiramate on individuals with epilepsy and postulates that treating these deficits is within the scope of practice of speech-language pathologists. It begins with a discussion on epilepsy, description of seizures, and the mechanism of action for antiepileptic drugs. It then provides an overview of cognitive communication deficits caused by antiepileptic drugs, including: memory problems, impairments in attention, and executive dysfunction. The final section provides an outline of potentially beneficial treatments a speech-language pathologist may provide to patients experiencing adverse effects from topiramate and how continued research can expand this area of practice.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectEpilepsyen
dc.subjectTopirimateen
dc.subjectCognitive-communication deficitsen
dc.subjectTraumatic brain injuryen
dc.subjectAEDen
dc.titleCognitive-communication deficits caused by topiramate : a summary of implications relevant to SLPsen
dc.date.updated2011-07-22T14:21:13Zen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3052en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGranof, Dena H.en
dc.description.departmentCommunication Sciences and Disordersen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentCommunication Sciences and Disordersen
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication Sciences and Disordersen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen


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