Rapid Automatized Naming and Adult Reading Abilities: Review

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  • Rapid automatized naming (RAN) tasks have been used to investigate underlying reading skills, understand reading impairment, and evaluate how to improve literacy instruction for typical and atypical readers. The two main areas of study have focused on the phonological and orthographic knowledge of children. In this review adult reading is investigated alongside the predictive qualities of the RAN task, expanding the focus of RAN tasks beyond the initial developmental stages of reading. The reviewed articles and information provide a strong argument that RAN tasks are predictive of adult reading ability, however further research is needed in order to provide additional detail about, and support for the relationship between RAN tasks and adult reading.

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    Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International