Benign Childhood Epilepsy with Centrotemporal Spikes (BECTS) and Developmental Co-ordination Disorder

Amanda Kirby, Marie Thomas, Loes Koelewijn , Lisa M. Brindley , Suresh D. Muthukumaraswamy , Johann te Water Naudé , Frances Gibbon

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Benign epilepsy with centro-temporal spikes (BECTS) is a common childhood epilepsy syndrome also known as Rolandic Epilepsy (RE). Neurocognitive phenotypes have been described with greater focus on attention, reading and language domains but there have been far fewer studies focusing on motor functioning. This study included measures of motor, language and cognition in order to investigate the range, degree and pattern of difficulties associated with BECTS in a case series of children, but with a particular emphasis on motor skills.
Original languageEnglish
Article number72
Pages (from-to)122-126
Number of pages5
JournalEpilepsy & Behavior
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2017


  • dcd
  • rolandic epilepsy
  • developmental disorders
  • Benign epilepsy of childhood with centro-temporal spikes
  • Developmental coordination disorder
  • childhood psychology
  • general pediatrics
  • neurodevelopment
  • pediatric practice


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