Interesting study: link between dyslexia and auditory processing

There’s an interesting article in today’s New York Times about a new study out of the Gabrieli lab at MIT, where some of my friends are researchers. This study looked at how dyslexic students and non-dyslexic students process speech, and there seemed to be some association between difficulty reading and difficulty discriminating some words heard aloud from others. This seems like an interesting dimension of language processing that might help us learn more about how to help students overcome reading difficulties.

Check it out here:

 http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/02/health/research/02dyslexia.html

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