Unexpected recovery of functional communication following a prolonged period of mutism post-head injury

Jordan F.M. and Murdoch B.E. (1990) Unexpected recovery of functional communication following a prolonged period of mutism post-head injury. Brain Injury, 4 1: 101-108. doi:10.3109/02699059009026154


Author Jordan F.M.
Murdoch B.E.
Title Unexpected recovery of functional communication following a prolonged period of mutism post-head injury
Journal name Brain Injury   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0269-9052
Publication date 1990-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/02699059009026154
Volume 4
Issue 1
Start page 101
End page 108
Total pages 8
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Subject 2728 Clinical Neurology
Abstract A case is presented of a seven-year-old female who showed an unexpected recovery of functional communication skills following a prolonged period of traumatic mutism subsequent to a severe closed head injury. The patient initially presened as comatose. A period of mutism subsequent to the coma extended for ten months. Following this protracted period of mutism the child demonstrated rapid and unexpected recovery of functional communication skills, despite the persistence of higher level language deficits. The findings of a neurological assessment, neuroradiological assessment and battery of speech/language tests are described. The present case is discussed in light of the existing literature on recovery from paediatric head trauma.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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