Language abilities of mildly closed head injured (CHI) children 10 years post-injury

Brain Inj. Jan-Feb 1992;6(1):39-44. doi: 10.3109/02699059209008120.


The language functioning of a group of 14 children who had sustained a mild closed head injury (CHI) at least 10 years previously was assessed. The subjects were administered a battery of language assessments including an overall language test, and specific language skills assessments. Performance of the head-injured group was compared with that of a group of non-neurologically impaired accident victims matched for age, sex and educational level. Overall language performance of the experimental group did not differ significantly from the controls.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Brain Damage, Chronic / diagnosis
  • Brain Damage, Chronic / etiology*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Glasgow Coma Scale
  • Head Injuries, Closed / complications*
  • Humans
  • Language Development Disorders / diagnosis
  • Language Development Disorders / etiology*
  • Language Tests
  • Male
  • Neurocognitive Disorders / diagnosis
  • Neurocognitive Disorders / etiology
  • Neuropsychological Tests