Journal article

Temporal processing and reading disability

DL Share, AF Jorm, R Maclean, R Matthews

Reading and Writing | Published : 2002


The present investigation examined the hypothesis that early auditory temporal processing deficits cause later specific reading disability by impairing phonological processing (Farmer & Klein 1995; Tallal 1980, 1984). Temporal processing ability at school entry was examined using Tallal's Repetition Test in a large unselected sample of over 500 children followed over subsequent years. Although our data confirmed the presence of certain non-speech auditory processing deficits in children later classified as specific reading-disabled, many findings were clearly at odds with a causal interpretation of this relationship. (1) Reading-disabled (RD) children were impaired at school entry on the sub..

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