Impaired discourse gist and working memory in children after brain injury.

@article{Chapman2006ImpairedDG,
  title={Impaired discourse gist and working memory in children after brain injury.},
  author={Sandra Chapman and Jacquelyn F. Gamino and Lori G. Cook and Gerri R Hanten and Xiaoqi Li and Harvey S. Levin},
  journal={Brain and language},
  year={2006},
  volume={97 2},
  pages={178-88}
}
Emerging evidence suggests that a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in childhood may disrupt the ability to abstract the central meaning or gist-based memory from connected language (discourse). The current study adopts a novel approach to elucidate the role of immediate and working memory processes in producing a cohesive and coherent gist-based text in the form of a summary in children with mild and severe TBI as compared to typically developing children, ages 8-14 years at test. Both TBI groups… CONTINUE READING

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