IJLLL 2015 Vol.1(3): 199-202 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2015.1.3.38

Traumatic Brain Injury and Its Effect on Learning English Language

Ibrahim Mahmoud Al Sabatin
Abstract—Over one million people suffer from a traumatic brain injury every year in the conflict areas and around the world, many of whom are students between the ages of 5 and 18.This study aims at investigating the effect of traumatic brain injury on learning English language. The sample of the study consists of 16 second grade children with a primary diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). They were 16, 3 girls and 13 boys. This study tries to answer the following questions: 1- What is the effect of TBI on learning English as a foreign language? 2- What is the effect of TBI on pronouncing simple words? 3- What is the effect of TBI on writing simple words and simple sentences? To achieve the purpose of the study, the researcher contacted families by phone, email or by a written form to obtain information about their children and to determine their general eligibility. Parents were asked whether the child had any history of language disorder, whether their child’s TBI was secondary to another disorder or disability, specifically language. Parents also confirmed that the child was currently attending a private school or private institution. After the general procedures and aims of the study were explained, families interested in participating scheduled a testing time at their desired location. The Second step in the procedure is providing students with two different tests concerning learning English language, spoken and written tests. SPSS program was used to the run analyses.

Index Terms—Traumatic brain injury, effect, learning English language.

Ibrahim Mahmoud Al Sabatin is with Hebron University, Palestine (e-mail: sabateenibrahim2002@yahoo.com).

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Cite:Ibrahim Mahmoud Al Sabatin, "Traumatic Brain Injury and Its Effect on Learning English Language," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 199-202, 2015.

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