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This 26 year-old male was involved in a head-on collision 3 months ago. It was estimated that he was unconscious less than 10 minutes as he remembers being removed from the car. He was taken to the Hospital ER and released after 3 hours. Prior history reveals left-sided hemiparesis, since birth, as a result of cerebral palsy. He graduated from high school but had problems with attention and concentration which persist. Since the accident he reports problems with memory. He has attended college but presently works part-time in pizza delivery.

Test Findings: Low-average IQ (82), long-term memory(76%); high-average short-term memory (112). Cognitive functions are mildly impaired and strongly lateralized to the right hemisphere. No significant problems with emotional adjustment.

How would you interpret the test results?

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This 26 year-old male was involved in a head-on collision 3 months ago. It was estimated that he was unconscious less than 10 minutes as he remembers being removed from the car. He was taken to the Hospital ER and released after 3 hours. Prior history reveals left-sided hemiparesis, since birth, as a result of cerebral palsy. He graduated from high school but had problems with attention and concentration which persist. Since the accident he reports problems with memory. He has attended college but presently works part-time in pizza delivery.

Test Findings: Low-average IQ (82), ...

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