Mild closed-head injury in children and adolescents: behavior problems and academic outcomes.

@article{Light1998MildCI,
  title={Mild closed-head injury in children and adolescents: behavior problems and academic outcomes.},
  author={Russ Light and R R Asarnow and Paul Satz and Kenneth Zaucha and Carol A McCleary and Ryan P Lewis},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={1998},
  volume={66 6},
  pages={1023-9}
}
The issue of whether mild head injuries (HIs) in children cause behavior problems and poor scholastic performance is controversial. This study included 119 children (range = 8-16 years old) with HI, 114 with other injuries, and 106 with no injury (NI). Behavioral functioning was assessed with the Child Behavior Checklist; academic functioning, with school grades and standardized testing. Higher T scores were found for both injury groups versus NI participants on preinjury behavioral status. All… CONTINUE READING

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