Speech perception deficits by Chinese children with phonological Dyslexia
Findings concerning the relation between dyslexia and speech perception deficits are inconsistent in the literature.
This study examined the relation in Chinese children using a more homogeneous sample-children with phonological dyslexia.
Two experimental tasks were administered to a group of Chinese children with phonological dyslexia, a group of age-matched control children, and a group of adults. In addition to a categorical perception task, a selective adaptation task was carried out.
The results indicated that Chinese children with phonological dyslexia were less consistent than both the child and adult control groups in identifying stimuli within a given phonetic category.
Furthermore, they did not show any significant adaptation effects in the selective adaptation task even when the adapting stimulus was identical to an endpoint stimulus in the test continuum. It seems that children with phonological dyslexia have a general deficiency in representing and processing speech stimuli.
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