Rapid automatized naming (RAN) and reading fluency: implications for understanding and treatment of reading disabilities.

@article{Norton2012RapidAN,
  title={Rapid automatized naming (RAN) and reading fluency: implications for understanding and treatment of reading disabilities.},
  author={Elizabeth S Norton and Maryanne Wolf},
  journal={Annual review of psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={63},
  pages={427-52}
}
Fluent reading depends on a complex set of cognitive processes that must work together in perfect concert. Rapid automatized naming (RAN) tasks provide insight into this system, acting as a microcosm of the processes involved in reading. In this review, we examine both RAN and reading fluency and how each has shaped our understanding of reading disabilities. We explore the research that led to our current understanding of the relationships between RAN and reading and what makes RAN unique as a… CONTINUE READING
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