Why is rapid automatized naming related to reading?

George K. Georgiou*, Rauno Parrila, Ying Cui, Timothy C. Papadopoulos

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The objective of this study was to examine why rapid automatized naming (RAN) is related to reading by manipulating processes involved at the input, processing, and output stages of its production. In total, 65 children in Grade 2 and 65 in Grade 6 were assessed on serial and discrete RAN (Digits and Objects), Cancellation, RAN Yes/No, and oral and silent reading fluency. The results of regression analyses indicated that RAN is related to reading because both involve serial processing and oral production of the names of the stimuli.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-225
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Experimental Child Psychology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • rapid automatized naming
  • reading
  • lexical access
  • phonological encoding
  • seriality
  • discrete naming


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