Closed-Head-Injured Children’s Performance on Narrative Tasks Stories were elicited from a group of 20 closed-head-injured children. Story grammar and intersentential cohesion were examined. Performance of the head-injured children was compared to that of a group of nonneurologically impaired accident victims matched for age, sex, and socioeconomic status. No significant differences were found between the performance of ... Research Article
Research Article  |   June 01, 1991
Closed-Head-Injured Children’s Performance on Narrative Tasks
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Faye M. Jordan
    Department of Speech and Hearing University of Queensland, Australia
  • Bruce E. Murdoch
    Department of Speech and Hearing University of Queensland, Australia
  • Debbie L. Buttsworth
    Department of Speech and Hearing University of Queensland, Australia
  • Requests for reprints should be sent to Faye M. Jordan, PhD. Department of Speech and Hearing, University of Queensland, St Lucia OLD 4067, Australia.
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Research Article   |   June 01, 1991
Closed-Head-Injured Children’s Performance on Narrative Tasks
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1991, Vol. 34, 572-582. doi:10.1044/jshr.3403.572
History: Received December 4, 1989 , Accepted September 27, 1990
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1991, Vol. 34, 572-582. doi:10.1044/jshr.3403.572
History: Received December 4, 1989; Accepted September 27, 1990

Stories were elicited from a group of 20 closed-head-injured children. Story grammar and intersentential cohesion were examined. Performance of the head-injured children was compared to that of a group of nonneurologically impaired accident victims matched for age, sex, and socioeconomic status. No significant differences were found between the performance of the closed-head-injured children and the matched controls on any of the measures of narrative ability applied to the elicited narratives.

Acknowledgments
The authors gratefully acknowledge the assistance and cooperation of the staff of the Royal Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, and the Mater Misericordiae Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, in obtaining suitable subjects for the present study.
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