Psychological Research

, Volume 43, Issue 2, pp 235–243

Do dyslexics have difficulty accessing articulatory information?

  • D. Montgomery

DOI: 10.1007/BF00309832

Cite this article as:
Montgomery, D. Psychol. Res (1981) 43: 235. doi:10.1007/BF00309832


Dyslexic and normal readers of the same reading age of around eight years, but of different chronological age (ten and eight years) were given an articulation accessing and a phoneme segmentation task. For the former task they had to indicate which of several schematic drawings corresponded to the position of their tongue, teeth, and lips for a given phoneme. The dyslexic children experienced great difficulty with this task while they were equal to the normal children on a simple phoneme segmentation task. These results were replicated with two further samples of dyslexic and normal children. It is hypothesized that awareness of articulation processes is an important factor in explanations of dyslexia.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Montgomery
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Education StudiesGipsy Hill Centre, Kingston PolytechnicEngland

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