Relation of executive functioning to pragmatic outcome following severe traumatic brain injury.

@article{Douglas2010RelationOE,
  title={Relation of executive functioning to pragmatic outcome following severe traumatic brain injury.},
  author={Jacinta M Douglas},
  journal={Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR},
  year={2010},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={365-82}
}
PURPOSE This study was designed to explore the behavioral nature of pragmatic impairment following severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) and to evaluate the contribution of executive skills to the experience of pragmatic difficulties after TBI. METHOD Participants were grouped into 43 TBI dyads (TBI adults and close relatives) and 43 control dyads. All TBI participants had sustained severe injury (mean posttraumatic amnesia duration = 45.19 days, SD = 39.15) due to a moving vehicle-related… CONTINUE READING

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