NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ853081
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 96
ISSN: ISSN-1937-6928
Auditory Perceptual Impairments and Learning Disabilities: Theoretical and Empirical Considerations
Troia, Gary A.
Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, v1 n1 p27-36 Sep 2003
A proximal cause of reading disabilities is a deficit in phonological processing. A consequence of this deficit is inferior performance in one or more cognitive operations that use phonological information, including phonological awareness, lexical retrieval, and verbal memory. Some assert that these phonological processing difficulties are the direct result of impaired auditory perceptual skills. This paper examines the theoretical and empirical grounds for this hypothesis. First, evidence in support of perceptual deficits as a root cause of poor reading achievement and specific language impairments is presented, followed by opposing evidence. Finally, research that has examined the efficacy of interventions based on the auditory perceptual deficit hypothesis is reviewed. (Contains 1 table.)
Learning Disabilities Worldwide, Inc. P.O. Box 142, Weston, MA 02493. Tel: 781-890-5399; Fax: 781-890-0555; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A