Dyslexia and Auditory Processing Disorder: A Neurological Chicken or Egg Debate?


  • Isabella Summe Sacred Heart Preparatory, Atherton
  • Dr. Terry (J.R.) McCoy, Jr. Veterans Affairs Hotsprings Arkansas and University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences




Dyslexia, Auditory Processing Disorder


An estimated 10 million students in the United States have dyslexia and of those students, 2.5 million are estimated to have auditory processing disorder.  There is an ongoing debate on whether auditory processing disorder causes or contributes to dyslexia or the disorders are just co-morbid. This paper examines dyslexia and auditory processing disorder and then considers current research on the nature of the relationship between the two disorders.


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Author Biography

Dr. Terry (J.R.) McCoy, Jr., Veterans Affairs Hotsprings Arkansas and University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences

Dr. Terry (J.R.) McCoy is an Advanced Practice Audiologist at the Veterans Affairs in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  He is also an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences.

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How to Cite

Summe, I., & McCoy, T. (2021). Dyslexia and Auditory Processing Disorder: A Neurological Chicken or Egg Debate?. Journal of Student Research, 10(2). https://doi.org/10.47611/jsrhs.v10i2.1513



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