Auditory Processing Factors in Language Disorders: The View from Procrustes' Bed A failure in auditory processing is often cited as a major or contributing cause of language and learning disorders in children and adults, including defective articulation, aphasia, dyslexia, and specific learning disability. The claim persists in spite of the relatively limited and weak evidence for such a factor and the ... Articles
Articles  |   August 01, 1973
Auditory Processing Factors in Language Disorders: The View from Procrustes' Bed
 
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Articles   |   August 01, 1973
Auditory Processing Factors in Language Disorders: The View from Procrustes' Bed
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1973, Vol. 38, 304-315. doi:10.1044/jshd.3803.304
History: Received February 9, 1973 , Accepted March 29, 1973
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1973, Vol. 38, 304-315. doi:10.1044/jshd.3803.304
History: Received February 9, 1973; Accepted March 29, 1973

A failure in auditory processing is often cited as a major or contributing cause of language and learning disorders in children and adults, including defective articulation, aphasia, dyslexia, and specific learning disability. The claim persists in spite of the relatively limited and weak evidence for such a factor and the inconsistency of this conclusion with current findings in speech perception research. The implications for traditional educational, diagnostic, and therapeutic procedures involving basic auditory skills such as speech-sound discrimination are discussed.

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