Linguistic status following closed head injury in children: A follow-up study

Jordan F.M. and Murdoch B.E. (1990) Linguistic status following closed head injury in children: A follow-up study. Brain Injury, 4 2: 147-154. doi:10.3109/02699059009026159

Author Jordan F.M.
Murdoch B.E.
Title Linguistic status following closed head injury in children: A follow-up study
Journal name Brain Injury   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0269-9052
Publication date 1990
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/02699059009026159
Volume 4
Issue 2
Start page 147
End page 154
Total pages 8
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Subject 2728 Clinical Neurology
Abstract The speech and language functioning of a group of 20 children (aged 8-17) who had sustained a closed head injury at least 12 months previously was assessed with the purpose of developing a comprehensive profile of the type and severity of the long-term speech/language disorders exhibited by this group. The same group of subjects was then re-evaluated 12 months after the initial testing to monitor progress of the closed head-injured group in relation to a group of non-neurologically impaired controls. The subjects were administered a battery of speech/language assessments including articulation/phonological assessment; oromotor assessment; overall language test; and specific language skills assessments. Initial and re-test performance of the head-injured group was compared to that of a group of non-neurologically impaired accident victims matched for age, sex and socioeconomic status. Comparison within the head-injured group of test and re-test performance was also carried out. Overall language performance scores of the head-injured group were found to be consistently significantly lower than achieved by the control group at both initial and re-test stages. Performance of the head-injured group had, however, improved significantly over the 12-month period.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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