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How Does Rapid Automatized Naming (RAN) Correlate with Measures of Reading Fluency in Arabic

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The main goal of this study was to investigate the relationship between naming speed and reading in Arabic language. For this purpose, Arabic-speaking children of third and fifth grades were given a battery of tests including two measures of naming speed and a test of pseudo-word reading and single word reading. Correlations analyses were carried out to explore this relationship. The result of this study revealed a significant relationship between naming speed measures and fluency. This suggests that naming speed ability is a key component in reading acquisition in Arabic and this was discussed with regard to the cross-linguistic research literature as well as the specific features of Arabic language.

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Ibrahim, R. (2015). How Does Rapid Automatized Naming (RAN) Correlate with Measures of Reading Fluency in Arabic. Psychology, 6, 269-277. doi: 10.4236/psych.2015.63027.

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