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Language skills, but not frequency discrimination, predict reading skills in children at risk of dyslexia

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This study evaluated the claim that auditory processing deficits are a cause of reading and language difficulties. We report a longitudinal study of 245 children at family risk of dyslexia, children with preschool language impairments, and control children. Children with language impairments had poorer frequency-discrimination thresholds than controls at 5.5 years, but children at family risk of dyslexia did not. A model assessing longitudinal relationships among frequency discrimination, rea...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1177/0956797618763090

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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ORCID:
0000-0003-1912-820X
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Education
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-9499-5958
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Psychological Science Journal website
Volume:
29
Issue:
8
Pages:
1270-1282
Publication date:
2018-05-23
Acceptance date:
2018-02-03
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EISSN:
1467-9280
ISSN:
0956-7976
Pubs id:
pubs:854422
URN:
uri:a6d36dfe-a831-4846-99ee-8cb2a1b31e5c
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uuid:a6d36dfe-a831-4846-99ee-8cb2a1b31e5c
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pubs:854422

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