Auditory and visual processing in children with dyslexia
This study investigated the temporal stability and longitudinal replicability of visual and auditory sensory processes found to be poor in children with dyslexia. Seventy children with dyslexia and 52 normal readers were tested twice, 9 months apart, on measures of visual and auditory sensory processing and on phonological and orthographic skills. About 30% of children with dyslexia were found to have sensory deficits. Associations were found between sensory and cognitive skills. Based on analyses of agreement, the temporal stability of the sensory tasks was poor. Future research should develop sensory measures with high temporal stability that can control for maturation.