Sensory theories of developmental dyslexia: three challenges for research
Nature Reviews Neuroscience
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Goswami, U. (2014). Sensory theories of developmental dyslexia: three challenges for research. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 16 43-54. https://doi.org/10.1038/nrn3836
Recent years have seen the publication of a range of new theories suggesting that the basis of dyslexia may be sensory dysfunction. Here, the evidence for and against several prominent sensory theories of dyslexia is closely scrutinized. Contrary to the causal claims being made, my analysis suggests that many proposed sensory deficits may result from the effects of reduced reading experience on the dyslexic brain. I therefore suggest that longitudinal studies of sensory processing, beginning in infancy, are required to successfully identify the neural basis of developmental dyslexia. Such studies could have a powerful impact on remediation.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/nrn3836
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/246103