Sibylle Brosch

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The development of native-like memory traces for foreign phonemes can be measured by using the Mismatch Negativity (MMN), a component of the auditory event-related potential. Previous studies have shown that the MMN is sensitive to changes in neural organization depending on language experience. Here we measured the MMN response in 5-6year-old monolingual(More)
OBJECTIVE The identification of critical characteristics which might predict whether childhood stuttering will become chronic. Part of the study investigates the relationship between hearing and central processing of acoustic stimuli, cerebral dominance and the clinical course of the stuttering. METHODS A prospective study of 79 stuttering children aged(More)
The aim of the study was to find whether a muscle-sparing uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) and tonsillectomy cause a measurable change in the voice. The fundamental frequency and the first two formants of five sustained vowels were measured before and nine (six to 15) months following operation. The operation consisted of tonsillectomy and UPPP with(More)
BACKGROUND By considering their general development, 2-year-old children with delayed speech development (late -talkers, LT) were examined and described with respect to linguistic competence and hearing. METHODS Initially, 50 monolingual German speaking LT (age: 23-28 months) were recruited. In addition to audiological tests (impedance testing,(More)
BACKGROUND Auditory deficits may be at the core of the language delay in children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI). It was therefore hypothesized that children with SLI perform poorly on 4 tests typically used to diagnose central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) as well in the processing of phonetic and tone stimuli in an electrophysiological(More)
BACKGROUND Children with specific language impairments carry a high risk for the development of reading and writing disorders. While deficits in phonological encoding have been well studied, there has been little research in the german speaking world into the possible correlation between linguistic ability and reading or writing skills in elementary school(More)
A child has the first 4 years of life in which to develop speech. The first 8-10 months see the ability to distinguish sounds; later comes further linguistic ability. A hearing impairment more than 25 dB in the better ear in the speech frequencies (500-4 000 Hz) for more than 3 months has clear consequences, especially in the first 4 years of life.(More)
OBJECTIVE An increasing number of children seem to have a deficiency in Central Processing as a reason for reading and writing difficulties (RWD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD). There is often also a delay in phonological consciousness. A test would therefore be useful to distinguish children with RWD and ADD. MATERIAL AND METHODS This study(More)