Study: Weak auditory processing may be marker for dyslexia

Children with dyslexia have problems encoding the sounds of speech, which, in turn, could affect their reading skills, according to a recent study by Northwestern University researchers. When reading, individuals "say" the words in their head, so the ability to pick out the sounds of words may affect reading, professor and study co-author Nina Kraus said. "It all involves sound processing in the brain and making sound-to-meaning relationships," she added.

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