Fine-Grained Discrimination Deficits in Language-Learning Impaired Children Are Specific Neither to the Auditory Modality Nor To Speech Perception In the March 1989 issue of JSHR (pp. 112–119), Elliott, Hammer, and Scholl reported the results of a large group study evaluating the fine-grained auditory discrimination abilities of children progressing normally in school compared to those exhibiting language-learning problems. The fine-grained auditory discrimination tasks required children to respond to small ... Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   September 01, 1990
Fine-Grained Discrimination Deficits in Language-Learning Impaired Children Are Specific Neither to the Auditory Modality Nor To Speech Perception
 
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  • Paula Tallal
    Rutgers University
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Letter to the Editor   |   September 01, 1990
Fine-Grained Discrimination Deficits in Language-Learning Impaired Children Are Specific Neither to the Auditory Modality Nor To Speech Perception
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1990, Vol. 33, 616-617. doi:10.1044/jshr.3303.616
History: Received August 21, 1989 , Accepted October 26, 1989
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1990, Vol. 33, 616-617. doi:10.1044/jshr.3303.616
History: Received August 21, 1989; Accepted October 26, 1989
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
The research reported in this manuscript was supported by NINCDS contract N01-NS-9-2322 awarded to University of California, San Diego and Children’s Hospital Research Center, San Diego. We thank Robert Kaplan, Ph.D. and Christine Justice, M.A. for statistical analysis and data base management and Mary Ziegler, William Lewis, M.D., Marlene Rissman, M.A. and Jean Stringer, M.A. for help in subject selection. We are indebted to the parents, clinicians and teachers who cooperated with this study and the children who participated.
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