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SIMOES, Mariana Buncana  and  SCHOCHAT, Eliane. (Central) auditory processing disorders in individuals with and without dyslexia. Pró-Fono R. Atual. Cient. [online]. 2010, vol.22, n.4, pp.521-524. ISSN 0104-5687.

BACKGROUND: comparison of (central) auditory processing disorders in children with and without dyslexia. AIM: to compare the (central) auditory processing disorders in Brazilian children with and without dyslexia using speech in noise, dichotic digits and pattern of frequency tests. METHOD: forty-five children with ages ranging between 7:0 and 12:11 years were assessed; twenty children composed the dyslexic group and twenty composed the (Central) auditory processing disorder group. The tests used involved closing aural, auditory figure-ground and temporal ordering abilities. RESULTS: individuals of the (Central) auditory processing disorder group presented a higher alteration probability in the speech in noise and dichotic digits tests than those from the dyslexic group. CONCLUSION: subjects from the dyslexic group presented different patterns of (central) auditory processing disorder, with greater alteration in the tests that evaluate the temporal processing when compared to the tests that evaluate other auditory abilities.

Keywords : Auditory Perception; Dyslexia; Child.

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