Faculty Publications

Title

The children's orientation and amnesia test: Educational status is a moderator variable in tracking recovery from TBI

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Brain Injury

Volume

8

Issue

8

First Page

685

Last Page

688

Abstract

The Children's Orientation and Amnesia Test (COAT) is an objective, standardized means of assessing cognitive functioning in children and adolescents who are in the early stages of recovery from traumatic brain injury. The COAT is composed of 16 items that assess general orientation, temporal orientation, and memory. This study was designed to determine if children who are receiving special education services perform more poorly on the COAT than children who are in the regular classroom. It was found that children receiving special services performed significantly more poorly, and 13% of them were classified in the impaired range, as compared to 3% of the students in the regular classroom. The results provide important reference data for interpreting COAT scores of children with traumatic brain injuries who have either premorbid learning disabilities or other special service needs. © 1994 Informa UK Ltd All rights reserved: reproduction in whole or part not permitted.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1994

DOI of published version

10.3109/02699059409151022

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