Rapid Naming Speed and Reading in Adults with and without Dyslexia

Lisa E Davies
This study sought to examine (a) if Rapid Automatized Naming (RAN) differentiates between dyslexic and normal readers in adulthood, and (b) if RAN is more strongly related to reading in adult readers with dyslexia than to normal readers. The participants in this study were assessed on two RAN tasks (Letters and Objects), in addition to: Raven's Matrices; Phoneme Elision; Word Identification; Word Attack, and Reading Comprehension. They were also asked to complete a questionnaire on their
more » ... history that was used for the initial screening of the participants. The results revealed that RAN continues to differentiate between dyslexic and normal readers in adulthood and that RAN was similarly related to reading in the two groups of readers. These results add to the literature regarding RAN and reading in adulthood, suggesting that RAN continues to influence reading throughout development.
doi:10.7939/r37c8v fatcat:ozcvwkzo6zcphmkczqrlmdj6o4