Recovery of functional speech following traumatic brain injury

Paul A. Dongilli, Mark E. Haket, David R. Beukelmatt

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This article reports on the retrospective examination of 27 patients, initially nonspeaking following traumatic brain injury, and attempts to identify prognostic indicators for functional speech by the time they were discharged from inpatient rehabilitation. However, none did so prior to achieving The Rancho Los Amigos Rating Scale level V or after level VI. Statistically significant differences were present between the functional and nonfunctional speaking groups for the variables of primitive oral reflexes and alternative feeding status.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-101
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Neurology

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