Phonological processing deficit problems of dyslexic children in Tamil


P. Paramadhyalan


Tamil Faculty, Southern Regional Language Centre, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, India


Dyslexia is best described as a combination of abilities and difficulties, which affect the learning process in one or more of reading, spelling, and writing. The school-age children, including children from all the socio-economic classes, have significant difficulties in learning to read because of their reading disability. Problems in the processing of phonological aspects of language are characteristic of the poor reading skills associated with dyslexia. Dyslexic children typically perform poorly on a wide range of measures of phonological awareness, verbal short-term memory, rapid naming, speech perception and verbal representation, tasks which essentially tap children’s representation of, access to, and recall of phonological information (Mutter 2004). The present paper aims to explore errors in reading Tamil made by dyslexic children and find out the problems of dyslexic children in phonological abilities of children with dyslexia.


dyslexia; phonology; phonological awareness; verbal short-term memory; rapid naming

Publication Date

April 1, 2015


Volume 5, Issue 1

Citation information

Paramadhyalan, P. 2015. “Phonological processing deficit problems of dyslexic children in Tamil.” Language. Text. Society 5 (1): e25-e49. (Journal title at the time of publication: SamaraAltLinguo E-Journal.)


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