The role of visual and auditory temporal processing for Chinese children with developmental dyslexia

Kevin Kien Hoa CHUNG, Catherine MCBRIDE-CHANG, Simpson W. L. WONG, Him CHEUNG, Trevor Bruce PENNEY, Suk Han Connie HO

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Abstract

This study examined temporal processing in relation to Chinese reading acquisition and impairment. The performances of 26 Chinese primary school children with developmental dyslexia on tasks of visual and auditory temporal order judgement, rapid naming, visual-orthographic knowledge, morphological, and phonological awareness were compared with those of 26 reading level ability controls (RL) and 26 chronological age controls (CA). Dyslexic children performed worse than the CA group but similar to the RL group on measures of accurate processing of auditory and visual-order stimuli, rapid naming, morphological awareness, and phonological awareness and a minority performed worse on the two temporal processing tasks. However, hierarchical regression analyses revealed that visual but not auditory temporal processing contributed unique variance to Chinese character recognition even with other cognitive measures controlled, suggesting it may be as important a correlate of reading ability in Chinese as in alphabetic scripts. Copyright © 2008 The International Dyslexia Association.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-35
JournalAnnals of Dyslexia
Volume58
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2008

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Chung, K. K. H., McBride-Chang, C., Wong, S. W. L., Cheung, H., Penney, T. B., & Ho, C. S.-H. (2008). The role of visual and auditory temporal processing for Chinese children with developmental dyslexia. Annals of Dyslexia, 58(1), 15-35.

Keywords

  • Chinese characters
  • Chinese children
  • Developmental dyslexia
  • Temporal order judgement
  • Temporal processing