ERIC Number: EJ903068
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Reference Count: 21
Commentary on Blau (1936): Mental Changes following Head Trauma in Children
Barkley, Russell A.
Journal of Attention Disorders, v14 n3 p217-219 Nov 2010
The discussion of the Blau (1936) article continues the welcome tradition established in this journal in acquainting readers with historically important articles in the history of ADHD. That history began with efforts to understand the functions of the brain likely to be impaired from injury to various brain regions and especially the frontal lobes (Bianchi, 1895). As the author has noted in previous commentaries accompanying other historical pieces, efforts to understand ADHD actually began as attempts to understand the psychological sequelae of various forms of brain injury. Among these early clinical studies, almost all of which were descriptions of series of clinical cases evaluated by the various authors, this article by Blau (1936) stands out as significant due to its focus on children who had sustained various forms of traumatic brain injury. In this commentary, the author discusses Blau's remarkable summation of observations on the behavior of children with traumatic brain injuries.
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Brain, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Children, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Child Behavior, Cognitive Ability, History
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