Given the importance of temporal information in
speech and language it would be expected that deficits in
temporal processing would produce language deficits.Indeed,
it has been suggested that certain forms of language-based learning
disabilitiesmay be caused by generalized sensory deficits
in temporal processing (Livingstone et al. 1991, Eden et al.
1996, Tallal & Piercy 1973; for a review see Farmer & Klein