Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Semester of Degree Completion

2019

Thesis Director

Daniele Nardi

Abstract

Dyslexia, a common learning disorder, is currently understood to affect the processing of visual and auditory information. The ability to efficiently process the environment to reorient in space is an integral part of navigating the world, but possible impairments in dyslexia have not been fully addressed. In this study, the ability of individuals both with and without dyslexia to use auditory information in a spatial reorientation task was examined to further explore the processing deficits involved in dyslexia. Participants with and without dyslexia did not perform significantly differently when learning (training trials) and during probe test trials. Additionally, individuals found to have auditory processing disorder did not perform at a significantly lower level of accuracy. Results are discussed based on limitations of the study and potential clinical implications for our understanding of dyslexia.

Graduate Program

Psychology

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Psychology Commons

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