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Recovery of written language production in children with traumatic brain injury: outcomes at one year

Yorkston, Kathryn M. and Jaffe, Kenneth M. and Liao, Shiquan and Polissar, Nayak L.
Recovery of written language production in children with traumatic brain injury: outcomes at one year. Aphasiology, 13(9-11), 1999, pages 691-700.

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to determine if the pattern of deficits in written language production persists at one year after resolution post traumatic amnesia. Seventy-one children, aged 8 to 15 years, with mild, moderate and severe closed head injury were compared with controls who were individually matched on the premorbid characteristics of age, gender, school grade, behaviour and academic performance. For children with severe injury, deficits in written language persist at 1 year. Although the extent of the deficits lessens somewhat, the pattern of deficit at 1 month and 1 year are similar.

EPrint Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:COHORT; DISCOURSE
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1145
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (1998 : 28th : Asheville, NC : June 1998)
Conference Date:June 1998
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Publication:Aphasiology
Volume:13
Number:9-11
Pages:691-700
Publication Location:London
ISSN:1464-5041
Alternative Locations:http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&issn=0268-7038&volume=13&issue=9&spage=691, http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1080/026870399401803
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