Aging, Dyslexia and Neuropscyhological/Memory Testing (Barbara Reynolds )

Subject: Aging, Dyslexia and Neuropscyhological/Memory Testing
From:    Barbara Reynolds  <br_auditory(at)HOTMAIL.COM>
Date:    Wed, 10 Dec 2003 07:21:32 -0600

<html><div style='background-color:'><DIV class=RTE>In my CAP&nbsp;testin of&nbsp;children with the Random Gap Detection Test, those children who have failed to detect 2 sounds at the 40 millisecond interval have often reported they only hear 2 sounds on the Duration Pattern Sequence and the Pitch Pattern Sequence test for auditory memory. (which is why I don't use those tests anymore if the RGDT is positive)</DIV> <DIV class=RTE>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV class=RTE>Since you can't remember what you didn't hear, the test results would therefore indicate an auditory memory problem when in fact it was a perceptual problem related to temporal processing.</DIV> <DIV class=RTE>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV class=RTE>Recent information has indicated that temporal processing among Dyslexics becomes worse with advancing age.</DIV> <DIV class=RTE>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV class=RTE>Question:&nbsp; How much of any abnormal result regarding memory is a result of auditory temporal processing disorder and CAP disorders resulting from those with dyslexia and/or sensory deprivation (which will also slow auditory temporal processing).&nbsp; After all a 7 year old dyslexic will be a 70 year old dyslexic and there are quite a few out there.&nbsp; Is the presentation speed of verbal material taken into consideration or it is a professional bias thinking that slowing down verbal speed relates to cognitive dysfunction rather than perceptual deficiencies?</DIV> <DIV class=RTE>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV class=RTE>Barb Reynolds</DIV></div><br clear=all><hr> <a href="">Cell phone ‘switch’ rules are taking effect — find out more here.</a> </html>

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