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.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology|
|Publication status||Published - May 1991|