Smith AB, Kavros PM, Clarke T, Dorta NJ, Tremont G, Pal DK (2012) A neurocognitive endophenotype associated with rolandic epilepsy. Epilepsia 53: 705-11

Children with RE and unaffected siblings demonstrate neurocognitive impairments in the domains of language and attention that are likely to remain undetected with general clinical protocols. Neurocognitively impaired probands and siblings showed a remarkably similar profile of deficits in language and attention that could explain poor academic performance. Early evaluation and intervention may benefit these children academically.

Pubmed: 22220688