Dynamic sensory sensitivity and children's word decoding skills.

  title={Dynamic sensory sensitivity and children's word decoding skills.},
  author={J. B. Talcott and Caroline Witton and Michelle McLean and Peter C. Hansen and Adrian Rees and Gary G. R. Green and John F. Stein},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={97 6},
The relationship between sensory sensitivity and reading performance was examined to test the hypothesis that the orthographic and phonological skills engaged in visual word recognition are constrained by the ability to detect dynamic visual and auditory events. A test battery using sensory psychophysics, psychometric tests, and measures of component literacy skills was administered to 32 unselected 10-year-old primary school children. The results suggest that children's sensitivity to both… CONTINUE READING
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