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ERIC Number: EJ879801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0922-4777
Learning Novel Phonological Representations in Developmental Dyslexia: Associations with Basic Auditory Processing of Rise Time and Phonological Awareness
Thomson, Jennifer M.; Goswami, Usha
Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, v23 n5 p453-473 May 2010
Across languages, children with developmental dyslexia are known to have impaired lexical phonological representations. Here, we explore associations between learning new phonological representations, phonological awareness, and sensitivity to amplitude envelope onsets (rise time). We show that individual differences in learning novel phonological representations are related to individual differences in both rise time categorization and rise time discrimination when non-verbal IQ and short-term memory skills are controlled. This is consistent with the developmental claim that difficulties in the basic auditory processing of rise time cause difficulties in setting up the phonological lexicon from infancy, leading to impairments in phonological awareness.
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Language: English
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