The roles of various forms of attention in temporal processing deficits in Chinese children with and without dyslexia

Li-Chih WANG, Hsien-Ming YANG

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Abstract

This study examined the extent to which Chinese children with dyslexia show temporal processing deficits in addition to deficits in various forms of attention. In total, 104 Chinese children in primary school (Grades 3–6) were recruited in Taiwan. Half of the children were identified as having dyslexia, and the other half were typically developing children who were matched by gender, IQ, and age with the children with dyslexia. Our results indicated that Chinese children with dyslexia performed significantly worse on tasks of temporal processing, selective attention, and switching attention. Furthermore, both visual and auditory temporal processing, in addition to various attention types, could be significant distinguishing predictors between the two groups. Moreover, we found that visual temporal processing, but not auditory temporal processing, significantly contributed to Chinese character reading. This study was among the first to confirm the unique role of visual temporal processing in Chinese character reading. Copyright © 2019 Hammill Institute on Disabilities.
Original languageEnglish
JournalLearning Disability Quarterly
Early online date21 Jun 2019
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 21 Jun 2019

Citation

Wang, L.-C., & Yang, H.-M. (2019). The roles of various forms of attention in temporal processing deficits in Chinese children with and without dyslexia. Learning Disability Quarterly. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0731948719856300

Keywords

  • Reading
  • Learning disabilities
  • Identification
  • Thinking/cognition

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