Deborah W Moncrieff

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Normal and dyslexic right-handed children were assessed with three dichotic listening tests, the Dichotic Digits test, the Competing Words subtest of the SCAN, and the Dichotic Consonant-Vowel test. Performance was measured as both number and percentage of correct responses in the right and left ears. Laterality was defined as a simple difference in(More)
Zinc-containing neurons are cells that sequester zinc in their presynaptic vesicles and release it in a calcium- and impulse-dependent manner. The zinc-containing neurons are a subclass of the glutaminergic neurons: all known zinc-containing pathways are also glutaminergic pathways. With a few exceptions, zinc-containing neurons are located only in the(More)
Children with dichotic left ear deficits received intensive training in phase I and phase II clinical trials designed to establish the efficacy of directly training dichotic listening. Dichotic verbal material was presented in the sound field with intensity adjusted separately for each speaker. Output from the right-sided speaker was initially 20-30 db HL(More)
PURPOSE Unanswered questions regarding the nature of auditory processing disorders (APDs), how best to identify at-risk students, how best to diagnose and differentiate APDs from other disorders, and concerns about the lack of valid treatments have resulted in ongoing confusion and skepticism about the diagnostic validity of this label. This poses(More)
Children between the ages of 5 and 12 years were tested with dichotic listening tests utilizing single syllable words and random presentations of digits. They produced a higher prevalence of left ear dominance than expected, especially among right-handed children when tested with words. Whether more children demonstrate the LEA because of right hemisphere(More)
The Competing Words Subtest is a commonly used dichotic listening test for assessing binaural integration in children suspected of having an auditory processing disorder. In 124 children, standard scores from the subtest suggested a binaural integration deficit in 23% of the children tested. Because standard scores are derived from the combined scores of(More)
The purpose of this series of experiments was to develop a simple, 500-Hz masking-level difference (MLD) protocol that could be implemented easily in the clinic to assess auditory perceptual abilities using an audio compact disc. Five, 300-ms tones with 250-ms intertone intervals were embedded in 3-s bursts of 200-800 Hz noise presented at 42.2-dB(More)
PURPOSE To establish normative data for children and to characterize developmental differences in performance with the free recall version of the Randomized Dichotic Digits Test. RESEARCH DESIGN Group comparison of behavioral data derived from administration of the Randomized Dichotic Digits Test. STUDY SAMPLE Children from 10 to 18 years of age (167)(More)
Children with and without behavioral dichotic left-ear deficits participated in an event-related potential study with quasidichotic presentations of familiar fairy tale segments. Electrical activity was recorded from the scalp while the children listened for semantically and/or syntactically anomalous words from either the right side or the left side while(More)