Journal article

Sequelae in children: developmental consequences.

Louise M Crowe, Cathy Catroppa, Vicki Anderson

Handbook of clinical neurology | Published : 2015

Abstract

Child traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of disability in early life. Unlike in adults, a TBI in childhood causes an insult to a brain that is developing, potentially affecting future brain maturation, neural connectivity, and the acquisition of new skills. This review considers how such early brain insult may impact children's functional abilities, and how these processes may link with differential patterns of recovery across infancy, childhood, and adolescence. We also review evidence for cognitive impairment across a range of domains (IQ, attention, processing, memory executive function) and common educational, behavioral, and social consequences associated with child TBI. Whil..

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