Objective: The objective of the current study is to characterize the trajectory of attention deficits following moderate/severe TBI, relative to healthy typically developing children. Given emerging evidence that bilingualism may moderate the developmental course of attention deficits, this was also explored. Method: Participants included 84 children (aged 6-16) who sustained a TBI, and 84 age and gender matched healthy controls. TBI participants were recruited from a Level 1 Trauma Center ED, while healthy controls were recruited through routine pediatric appointments. Participants were administered specific measures of attention which included subtests from the TEA-CH and CMS at 3 and 12 months post injury. General demographic data including ethnicity, SES, and bilingual status were also collected. Results: Data were analyzed using a 2x2 Repeated Measures ANOVA. Results found a significant time by group interaction F(1, 115) = 4.93, p = 0.03, such that TBI patients showed significant improvements in attention scores from...

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