Toggle Main Menu Toggle Search

Open Access padlockePrints

Auditory sequence analysis and phonological skill

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Manon Grube, Dr Sukhbinder Kumar, Freya Cooper, Professor Tim GriffithsORCiD


Full text for this publication is not currently held within this repository. Alternative links are provided below where available.


This work tests the relationship between auditory and phonological skill in a non-selected cohort of 238 school students (age 11) with the specific hypothesis that sound-sequence analysis would be more relevant to phonological skill than the analysis of basic, single sounds. Auditory processing was assessed across the domains of pitch, time and timbre; a combination of six standard tests of literacy and language ability was used to assess phonological skill. A significant correlation between general auditory and phonological skill was demonstrated, plus a significant, specific correlation between measures of phonological skill and the auditory analysis of short sequences in pitch and time. The data support a limited but significant link between auditory and phonological ability with a specific role for sound-sequence analysis, and provide a possible new focus for auditory training strategies to aid language development in early adolescence.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Grube M, Kumar S, Cooper FE, Turton S, Griffiths TD

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Year: 2012

Volume: 279

Issue: 1746

Pages: 4496-4504

Print publication date: 07/11/2012

ISSN (print): 0962-8452

ISSN (electronic): 1471-2954

Publisher: The Royal Society Publishing


DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2012.1817


Altmetrics provided by Altmetric