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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 98-103

Central auditory processing and audio-vocal psycholinguistic abilities in children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder

1 Department of Phoniatric, Kasr El Aini Hospital, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
2 Department of Psychiatry, Kasr El Aini Hospital, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
3 Department of Psychiatry, Beni Suef University, Beni Suef, Egypt
4 Department of Neurophysiology, Kasr El Aini Hospital, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Omnia Raafat
MD, Department of Psychiatry, Kasr El Aini Hospital, Cairo University, 9 Saied Zo El-Fakar Street, Manial El-Roda, Cairo
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.7123/01.EJP.0000422007.47886.8b

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Central auditory processing disorders and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) have become popular diagnostic entities for school-age children. P300 (P3) event-related potential (ERP) putatively reflects central auditory dysfunctions associated with ADHD.

Participants and methods

Forty children with a diagnosis of ADHD according to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th ed. and 39 normal children were included in the study and were subjected to P300 ERP, audio-vocal items of Illinois test of psycholinguistic abilities.


This study found a significant difference in P300 latency, amplitude, and most of the audio-vocal subtests between the patients and the controls. This difference was obvious in older children for the Illinois test, but was not observed in P300 results.


There was a CAPD in ADHD children as indicated by decreased amplitude of P300 and prolonged latency in such children.

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