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We examined how neonates responded at the brain level to an element of acoustic stimulation using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). Twenty full-term, healthy neonates were included in the study. The neonates were tested in their cribs while they slept in a silent room. First, two probe holders were placed on the left and right sides of the forehead over(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the auditory perception of maternal utterances by neonates using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). METHODS Twenty full-term, healthy neonates were included in this study. The neonates were tested in their cribs while they slept in a silent room. First, two probe holders were placed on the left and right sides of the forehead over the(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the psychometric properties of the parent and teacher forms of the Japanese version of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ). METHOD Parents and teachers of 1487 elementary school children (759 boys and 728 girls aged 6-12 years) participated in this study. RESULTS The results of confirmatory factor analyses of(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to examine (1) the prevalence and characteristics of ADHD in preschool children, and (2) differential diagnoses among children who display symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity in early childhood. METHODS The participants were children living in Kanie-cho, in Japan's Aichi Prefecture, who underwent their age 5 exams at(More)
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