Lookup NU author(s): Dr Manon Grube,
Dr Sukhbinder Kumar,
Professor Tim Griffiths
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This work tests the relationship between auditory and phonological skill in a non-selected cohort of 238 school students (age 11) with the specific hypothesis that sound-sequence analysis would be more relevant to phonological skill than the analysis of basic, single sounds. Auditory processing was assessed across the domains of pitch, time and timbre; a combination of six standard tests of literacy and language ability was used to assess phonological skill. A significant correlation between general auditory and phonological skill was demonstrated, plus a significant, specific correlation between measures of phonological skill and the auditory analysis of short sequences in pitch and time. The data support a limited but significant link between auditory and phonological ability with a specific role for sound-sequence analysis, and provide a possible new focus for auditory training strategies to aid language development in early adolescence.
Author(s): Grube M, Kumar S, Cooper FE, Turton S, Griffiths TD
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Print publication date: 07/11/2012
ISSN (print): 0962-8452
ISSN (electronic): 1471-2954
Publisher: The Royal Society Publishing
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