Applying Rapid Automatized Naming (RAN) To A Single Case Of Dyslexia In A Bilingual Child

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Lidia Sandra , Naomi Soetikno


This study presents the use of the Rapid Automatized Naming Intervention Model (RAN) in the case of a boy aged 6 years and 7 months, who is diagnosed with dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder. The focus of RAN therapy is to increase the speed of naming letters and combining words so that the child's reading speed improves and his phonological awareness, speed of automated naming, and working memory are improved. This study uses a single case design. The intervention was carried out in twenty-one-hour sessions for two months. The uniqueness of this case is that the child is bilingual and fluent in both Indonesian and English so the RAN intervention provided needs were modified. After the intervention was carried out for two months, the test results showed an increase in the mean Rapid Automatized Naming score by 25%. The characteristics of a child's dyslexia, especially the difficulty of reading quickly, were reduced and the child was able to adapt well according to their academic needs. It can be concluded that modified RAN therapy for bilingual children is effective in helping children with dyslexia, especially those who have disorders at the sublexical level.

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