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Longitudinal recovery of speeded processing and the effects of an auditory distraction following a mild traumatic brain injury.

Barrow, Irene and Collins, Jay and Britt, LD
Longitudinal recovery of speeded processing and the effects of an auditory distraction following a mild traumatic brain injury.. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2007 : 37th : Scottsdale, AZ : May 22-26, 2007) / : (2007).

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Abstract

Adults with a mild traumatic brain injury and a control group were asked to perform 2 speeded naming tasks under 2 conditions: with or without the presence of an auditory distraction. The MTBI group performed both tasks significantly slower and less accurate than the control group upon initial testing and at 30 days post injury. The presence of the distraction further influenced accuracy of complex processing. At 60 days post injury, accuracy of simple processing returned to pre-injury levels and the auditory distraction no longer differentially influenced the MTBI group. All performance differences were resolved at 6 months post injury.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2054
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2007 : 37th : Scottsdale, AZ : May 22-26, 2007)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.