Temporal Processing Deficits of Language-Learning Impaired Children Ameliorated by Training

  title={Temporal Processing Deficits of Language-Learning Impaired Children Ameliorated by Training},
  author={M. Merzenich and W. Jenkins and P. Johnston and C. Schreiner and S. Miller and P. Tallal},
  pages={77 - 81}
  • M. Merzenich, W. Jenkins, +3 authors P. Tallal
  • Published 1996
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Children with language-based learning impairments (LLIs) have major deficits in their recognition of some rapidly successive phonetic elements and nonspeech sound stimuli. In the current study, LLI children were engaged in adaptive training exercises mounted as computer “games” designed to drive improvements in their “temporal processing” skills. With 8 to 16 hours of training during a 20-day period, LLI children improved markedly in their abilities to recognize brief and fast sequences of… CONTINUE READING
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