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Academic Paper

Title: 'Common variance in amplitude envelope perception tasks and their impact on phoneme duration perception and reading and spelling in Finnish children with reading disabilities'
Author: AnnikaHämäläinen
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Institution: '(personal interest - not currently working at a university)'
Author: P. H. T.Leppänen
Institution: 'University of Jyväskylä'
Author: K.Eklund
Institution: 'University of Jyväskylä'
Author: J.Thomson
Institution: 'Harvard University'
Author: U.Richardson
Institution: 'University of Jyväskylä'
Author: T. K.Guttorm
Institution: 'University of Jyväskylä'
Author: C.Witton
Institution: 'Aston University'
Author: A.-M.Poikkeus
Institution: 'University of Jyväskylä'
Author: UshaGoswami
Institution: 'University of Cambridge'
Author: H.Lyytinen
Institution: 'University of Jyväskylä'
Linguistic Field: 'Phonology; Psycholinguistics'
Subject Language: 'Finnish'
Abstract: Our goal was to investigate auditory and speech perception abilities of children with and without reading disability (RD) and associations between auditory, speech perception, reading, and spelling skills. Participants were 9-year-old, Finnish-speaking children with RD (N = 30) and typically reading children (N = 30). Results showed significant group differences between the groups in phoneme duration discrimination but not in perception of amplitude modulation and rise time. Correlations among rise time discrimination, phoneme duration, and spelling accuracy were found for children with RD. Those children with poor rise time discrimination were also poor in phoneme duration discrimination and in spelling. Results suggest that auditory processing abilities could, at least in some children, affect speech perception skills, which in turn would lead to phonological processing deficits and dyslexia.


This article appears in Applied Psycholinguistics Vol. 30, Issue 3, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .

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