Neuropsychological function in adolescents sustaining mild closed head injury

Susan Spear Bassett, Elisa J. Slater

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Adolescents sustaining mild closed head injury were evaluated for mental functioning immediately following injury. Evaluation of their neuropsychological performance in comparison with healthy adolescents and adolescents sustaining severe closed head injury revealed a pattern distinct from the other two groups. Mildly injured patients exhibited some dysfunction in verbally based measures of learning, abstraction, and reasoning, while appearing unimpaired on measures of attention, motor speed, and visual memory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-236
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of pediatric psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1990
Externally publishedYes


  • Adolescents
  • Head injury
  • Mild CHI
  • Neuropsychological deficits

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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