Objective: Research has shown visual attention deficits in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) survivors, especially in females (e.g., Jacola et al., 2016). The present study investigated auditory attention, which has not previously been examined in pediatric ALL survivors despite its relevance to educational/occupational outcomes. It was hypothesized that survivors would demonstrate attentional deficits relative to norms. Based on literature indicating that parent-reported cognitive dysfunction is often congruent with performance (e.g., Muris et al., 2008), it was hypothesized that parental ratings would be significantly correlated with auditory attention performance.

Method: 57 pediatric ALL survivors (33 females, mean age 12.82 years), completed a brief neuropsychological battery including the Conners Continuous Auditory Test of Attention (CATA). Parents completed the Behavior Assessment System for Children, Second Edition. Results: Univariate analyses revealed that the overall group exhibited elevated...

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