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Even children who suffer mild brain injuries may experience momentary lapses in attention long after their accident, according to a recent Dutch study of 6 to13 year olds. It found children had attention lapses even when scans showed no obvious brain damage.
Comparing 113 children who had gone to hospital with a traumatic brain injury with 53 children whose injury did not involve the head, researchers tested mental function and reviewed questionnaires done by parents and teachers.
The children with head injuries had processed information more slowly and had longer attention lapses than the other children. However no differences were noted in any other types of attention. Whilst the findings suggest an association between head injury and lapses in attention, they do not prove a direct link.
Our head injury solicitors confirm that this research underlines the need for people to do all we can to prevent head injury, since its effects can often persist. If your child has suffered a head injury due to someone's fault please contact Andy Shaw or call on 0800 073 0988.
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