Assessment of pragmatic communication skills in adolescents after traumatic brain injury.

@article{Turkstra1996AssessmentOP,
  title={Assessment of pragmatic communication skills in adolescents after traumatic brain injury.},
  author={Lyn Siobhan Turkstra and Skye McDonald and Paul M. Kaufmann},
  journal={Brain injury},
  year={1996},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={329-45}
}
Deficits in pragmatic communication ability have a significant impact on functional outcome from traumatic brain injury (TBI), particularly during adolescence, when sophisticated social communication skills are developing. There are few published tests designed to assess pragmatic skills in this age group. In the present study, four tasks designed to tap various aspects of pragmatic communication ability were administered to three brain-injured adolescents and 36 of their uninjured peers aged… CONTINUE READING

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