Sonya Dunsirn, BA, OTD, Chris Smyser, MD, Steve Liao, MD, MSCI, Terrie Inder, MD, MBChB, Roberta Pineda, PhD, OTR/L; Heading in the Right Direction: Understanding Head Turn Preference in the Preterm Infant. Am J Occup Ther 2015;69(Supplement_1):6911505115p1. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO4054.
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Date Presented 4/17/2015
Head turn preference in the preterm infant is not associated with medical factors in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU); however, it is associated with early neurobehavior and asymmetric movement patterns, and it is also a marker for adverse developmental outcome at age 2 yr.
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