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Title: Psychophysical evidence for a general temporal processing deficit in children with dyslexia
Authors: Van Ingelghem, Mieke ×
Van Wieringen, Astrid
Wouters, Jan
Vandenbussche, Erik
Onghena, Patrick
Ghesquière, Pol #
Issue Date: 2001
Series Title: Neuroreport vol:12 issue:16 pages:3603-3607
Abstract: The hypothesis of a general (i.e. cross-modal) temporal processing deficit in dyslexia was tested by examining rapid processing in both the auditory and the visual system in the same children with dyslexia. Participants were 10- to 12-year-old dyslexic readers and age-matched normal reading controls. Psychophysical thresholds were estimated for auditory gap and visual double flash detection, using a two-interval, two-alternative forced-choice paradigm. Significant group differences were found for the auditory and the visual test. Furthermore, temporal processing measures were significantly related to word and pseudo-word reading skills. As 70% of the dyslexic readers had significantly higher thresholds than controls for both auditory and visual temporal processing, the evidence tends to support the hypothesis of a general temporal processing deficit in children with dyslexia.
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ISSN: 0959-4965
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group Experimental Oto-rhino-laryngology
Research Group Neurophysiology
Methodology of Educational Sciences
Parenting and Special Education
× corresponding author
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