ERIC Number: ED345412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
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Academic Placement after Traumatic Brain Injury.
The acadmic placement of 87 children (ages 6 to 16 years) who had sustained brain injuries was determined within 1 year after initial psychological assessment. Forty-five children had returned full time to regular academic programs, 21 children received special education support for less than half of their classes, and 21 children were enrolled in special education classes for more than half of their time. The predictive power of various medical history variables with regard to school reentry was evaluated by means of stepwise discriminant analysis. Verbal IQ at initial post-injury assessment, diffuse cerebral edema, and skull fracture on initial CT scan appeared to be the most important factors with regard to school placement within the first year. These factors explained, respectively, 47 percent, 14 percent, and 8 percent of the variance. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society (20th, San Diego, CA, February 5-8, 1992).