Category: Pediatrics (P)
Twenty-nine charts of children tested for APD were evaluated to identify APD patterns for preterm and full term infants. Premature children had a higher prevalence of abnormal scores on the Pitch Pattern Sequence test. Children with a history of otitis media, ADD/ADHD, speech and language delay, and dyslexia and a higher prevalence of abnormal scores on the Staggered Spondaic Words test. These results indicate that children with these risk factors could potentially benefit from earlier APD intervention.