Date of Defense

Spring 5-2010


Speech Pathology and Audiology


Traumatic brain injury (TBI) outcomes include residual impairments which include, but are not limited to, deficits in many if not all of the following areas of performance: motor movement, sensory perception, concept formation, general cognition, adaptive behavior, and language expression and comprehension. Impairments in each differ in manifestation and severity for each individual. In the school-aged population, TBI survivors struggle with mastery of academic subjects such as reading, spelling, and math. Impaired attention has negative consequences upon language learning and performance. Better understanding of variables in TBI may provide insight into the types and severity of outcomes following TBI, the best predictors within specific domains, and the therapy techniques leading to more effective intervention strategies. This literature review summarizes findings that address these factors.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only