Brief Test of Head Injury (BTHI)

Author(s):Nancy Helm-Estabrooks and Gillian Hotz
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Age Range:14 years-adult
Administration Time:20-30 minutes
Computerized Scoring:No
Description:Probes cognitive, linguistic, and communication abilities of patients with severe head trauma. Useful in tracking overall and modality-specific recovery patterns during spontaneous recovery; may provide a baseline for later testing. Scores gestural and verbal responses. Test items are clustered into Orientation/Attention, Following Commands, Linguistic Organization, Reading Comprehension, Naming Memory, and Visual-Spatial Skills. Reviewed in Asha, May 1994

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