The development of the Westmead PTA scale for children. Stage 1

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Arthur Shores

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The Westmead PTA Scale was designed to objectively measure the period of post-traumatic amnesia (PTA) in head-injured adults. This paper reports on research aimed at adapting the Westmead PTA Scale for use with head-injured children. The first stage of this research involves establishing norms for hospitalised, non-head-injured children between the ages of 6 and 16. To date, the performances of 55 children have been measured. The preliminary findings suggest that some modifications to the scale are necessary for children 6 to 8 years of age. Based on this evidence, a proposed version of the Westmead PTA Scale for children will be presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-415
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 1991

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