Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
October 16-20, 2000
Disability of Phonological versus Visual Information Processes in Japanese Dyslexic Children
Akira Uno, M. Kaneko, N. Haruhara, M. Kaga
National Institute of Mental Health, Ichikawa, Chiba, Japan
We analyzed phonological and visual information
processes of four Japanese dyslexic children between 7-
10 years of age. None of them had disability in word
retrieval and/or auditory memory. Two of them
manifested lower score in phonological awareness tests
while the others showed normal score. All children
showed subnormal score in a visual cognitive test, a
visuo-spacial constructional test, and a visual long-term
memory test. 90 % of their errors were formal ones.
As results, these four Japanese dyslexic children are
thought to have disabilities in visual information
processes and are thought to be of a different type from
those reported as phonological dyslexia.
Uno, Akira / Kaneko, M. / Haruhara, N. / Kaga, M. (2000):
"Disability of phonological versus visual information processes in Japanese dyslexic children",
In ICSLP-2000, vol.2, 42-44.