Deficits in speech perception predict language learning impairment.

  title={Deficits in speech perception predict language learning impairment.},
  author={J. C. Ziegler and C. Pech-Georgel and F. George and F. Alario and C. Lorenzi},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={102 39},
  • J. C. Ziegler, C. Pech-Georgel, +2 authors C. Lorenzi
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • Specific language impairment (SLI) is one of the most common childhood disorders, affecting 7% of children. These children experience difficulties in understanding and producing spoken language despite normal intelligence, normal hearing, and normal opportunities to learn language. The causes of SLI are still hotly debated, ranging from nonlinguistic deficits in auditory perception to high-level deficits in grammar. Here, we show that children with SLI have poorer-than-normal consonant… CONTINUE READING

    Figures, Tables, and Topics from this paper.

    Assessing speech perception in children with language difficulties: Effects of background noise and phonetic contrast
    • 18
    • Highly Influenced
    • Open Access
    Noise on, voicing off: Speech perception deficits in children with specific language impairment.
    • 32
    Speech-perception-in-noise deficits in dyslexia.
    • 211
    • Open Access
    Auditory processing disorder in children with reading disabilities: effect of audiovisual training.
    • 100
    • Open Access


    Publications referenced by this paper.
    Evidence for a grammar-specific deficit in children
    • 151
    • Open Access