Reading is a complex skill that requires many complex processes to work together. In this webinar, Dr. Elizabeth Norton will discuss rapid automatized naming (RAN), an important measure related to reading ability, as well as current research on dyslexia and the brain. RAN seems like a simple task in which we ask an individual to name familiar items as quickly as possible, yet it is a robust correlate of current and future reading ability across languages.
Dr. Norton will address the many questions that educators and clinicians have about RAN what is and isn’t, how to assess it, and what to do if a child has low RAN ability. In addition, Dr. Norton will present on other research linking RAN to reading and the brain, from her Language, Education and Reading Neuroscience Laboratory at Northwestern University. Ample time will be provided for questions from attendees about these topics.
Upon successful completion, you will be able to:
- Define rapid automatized naming (RAN) and state its significance as it relates to reading ability.
- Identify ways to measure RAN.
- Describe preliminary findings from at least one dyslexia/brain research study currently underway and state the significance of this research.
- Advance your understanding of rapid automatized naming (RAN) and how to use RAN measures for assessing and working with students.
- Become familiar with new and emerging research findings on RAN, reading and dyslexia, and the brain.