Music and dyslexia
by Jose Morais, Aurelie Periot, Pascale Lidji, Regine Kolinsky
International Journal of Arts and Technology (IJART), Vol. 3, No. 2/3, 2010

Abstract: Dyslexic readers present deficits in phonological processing, including in the ability to represent and manipulate representations of phonemes consciously and intentionally. An association between such phonological deficits and poor musical skills has been reported in some published work. From this triple association – reading, phonology and music – some authors, referenced in the text, concluded that dyslexia may result from a musical or, more generally, auditory impairment, and some of them suggested that music therapy helps dyslexics to overcome their reading difficulties beyond phonological training. In this article, we attempt to show that, in light of both theoretical reasons and the available evidence, there is no justification either for that causality inference or for the consequent practical recommendation.

Online publication date: Wed, 07-Apr-2010

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