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Brief Test of Head Injury (BTHI) - Nancy Helm-Estabrooks &, Gillian Hotz Assess clients with severe head trauma in 20 to 30 minutes at bedside. Quickly probes cognitive, linguistic, and communicative abilities. Ideal first assessment post-coma because it is brief and efficient. Can be given in multiple short sessions. Sensitive to small performance changes, useful for tracking recovery patterns during spontaneous recovery. Results used in advising other team members of the best approaches for communication and treatment.
Items are clustered into orientation, linguistic organization, reading comprehension, naming, memory and visual-spatial skills. Both gestural and verbal responses recorded. Standardized on clients in both acute-care and rehabilitation settings. Fifty items provide a baseline at initial session and at subsequent assessments.
Contains: examiner's manual, stimulus card set, manipulatives set, 25 record forms, carrying case
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