Predictors of longitudinal outcome and recovery of pragmatic language and its relation to externalizing behaviour after pediatric traumatic brain injury.

@article{Ryan2015PredictorsOL,
  title={Predictors of longitudinal outcome and recovery of pragmatic language and its relation to externalizing behaviour after pediatric traumatic brain injury.},
  author={Nicholas P Ryan and Cathy Catroppa and Richard Beare and L. H. Coleman and Michael R. Ditchfield and Louise Crossley and Miriam H Beauchamp and Vicki Anderson},
  journal={Brain and language},
  year={2015},
  volume={142},
  pages={86-95}
}
The purpose of the present investigation was to evaluate the contribution of age-at-insult and brain pathology on longitudinal outcome and recovery of pragmatic language in a sample of children and adolescents with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Children and adolescents with mild to severe TBI (n=112) were categorized according to timing of brain insult: (i) Middle Childhood (5-9 years; n=41); (ii) Late Childhood (10-11 years; n=39); and (iii) Adolescence (12-15 years; n=32) and group-matched… CONTINUE READING