Dyslexia and Recognizing Voices

August 12, 2011
Sharon Soliday, CCC-SLP

In a surprise discovery, researchers found adults with Dyslexia also have a hard time recognizing voices.

Dyslexia is thought to affect 8 percent to 15 percent of Americans, who can have great difficulty reading and writing. It's not a problem with intelligence or vision. Instead, it's language-based. The brain struggles with what's called "phonological processing" being able to distinguish and manipulate sounds, like "bah" and "pah," that eventually have to be linked to written letters and words.

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