Despite decades of research on this subject, it is difficult to provide a definitive answer to this question. There is some controversy as to whether a deficit in temporal information processing mechanisms is the main factor causing reading problems, or speech and language impairments (SLI). In fact, this question again shows the nuances needed in research and the difficulty of deciding when debates are needed during scientific work. In any case, as will be seen, the question is worth asking. But this time, the temporal processing of interest mainly affects judgments about the order of arrival of sensory stimuli or the ability to detect an interruption in a continuous signal, rather than explicit judgments about duration.