5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Sydney, Australia
November 30 - December 4, 1998

Speech Perception in Dyslexia: Measurements From Birth Onwards

Florien J. Koopmans-van Beinum (1), Caroline E. Schwippert (1), Cecile T. L. Kuijpers (2)

(1) Inst. of Phonetic Sciences, Univ. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
(2) IWTS, Catholic University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands

ABSTRACT This paper concentrates on a small, but essential part within a large national Dutch research program on developmental dyslexia, namely the development of auditory test material for experiments with children from birth onwards. Since it is likely that the basis of any phoneme awareness in children is laid already in their first year of life, it is of great importance to follow the perceptual development of children at risk of dyslexia from birth onwards. In order to investigate the nature and origin of the perceptual deficit dyslexic people are afflicted with, a number of auditory tests are designed. The various steps in the development of the definite set of auditory tests, to be used in the actual research program, the rationale underlying these various steps, and first results of the pilot tests are described in the present paper.

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Bibliographic reference.  Koopmans-van Beinum, Florien J. / Schwippert, Caroline E. / Kuijpers, Cecile T. L. (1998): "Speech perception in dyslexia: measurements from birth onwards", In ICSLP-1998, paper 0288.