Auditory Processing and Executive Functioning in Young Adults

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Title:
Auditory Processing and Executive Functioning in Young Adults
Physical Description:
1 online resource (87 p.)
Language:
english
Creator:
Hensley, Brittany N
Publisher:
University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Doctorate ( Ph.D.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Committee Chair:
GRIFFITHS,SCOTT K
Committee Co-Chair:
LOMBARDINO,LINDA J
Committee Members:
ALTMANN,LORI J
SMITH-BONAHUE,TINA M

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
audiology -- cognition -- reading
Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre:
Communication Sciences and Disorders thesis, Ph.D.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
Auditory processing disorder (APD) is categorized by difficulties understanding or responding auditory information and is diagnosed solely by audiologists. APD shares many behavioral symptoms with other developmental disorders, such as reading disorders. Reading disorders are diagnosed by speech-language therapists. Individuals with reading disorders demonstrate working memory (cognitive) difficulties in addition auditory processing (AP) deficits. Reading disorders and APD are diagnosed by separate professionals; the overlap between the disorders is not fully understood. This study aimed to explore the association between cognition and auditory processing in a group of young adults with a variety of reading abilities. Sixteen young adults completed a reading, language,cognitive, and AP evaluation. Six participants met diagnostic criterion for APD, five of those participants also performed poorly on reading or language tasks. Pearson’s correlations and multiple regressions were utilized to analyze the association between study measures. Significant correlations were present between most study tasks. Four factors were extracted to determine their influence on AP tasks. Speed of processing and language ability significantly contributed to AP task performance. These associations are likely evident in the clinical population, and more research should be done to fully explore the interaction between reading, language, cognition, and AP in all ages of clinical populations.
General Note:
In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note:
Includes vita.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
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This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Brittany N Hensley.
Thesis:
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Florida, 2013.
Local:
Adviser: GRIFFITHS,SCOTT K.
Local:
Co-adviser: LOMBARDINO,LINDA J.
Electronic Access:
RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2014-12-31

Record Information

Source Institution:
UFRGP
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
lcc - LD1780 2013
System ID:
UFE0046140:00001