Influence of Environment on Speech-Sound Discrimination: Findings From a Longitudinal Study

Dennis L. Molfese, Victoria J. Molfese, Alexandra Fonaryova Key, Spencer D. Kelly

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Event-related potentials (ERPs) from 134 children were obtained at 3 and 8 years of age and recorded to a series of consonant-vowel speech syllables and their non-speech analogues. The HOME inventory was administered to these same children at 3 and 8 years of age and the sample was divided into 2 groups (low vs. high) based on their HOME scores. Discriminant functions analyses using ERP responses to speech and non-speech analogues successfully classified HOME scores obtained at 3 and 8 years of age and discriminated between children who received low vs. high levels of stimulation for language and reading.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)541-558
Number of pages18
JournalDevelopmental Neuropsychology
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 17 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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