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Rapid Automatized Naming (RAN) is a powerful tool for pre-
dicting future reading skill. A person’s ability to quickly name
symbols as they scan a table is related to higher-level reading
proficiency in adults and is predictive of future literacy gains
in children. However, noticeable differences are present in the
strategies or patterns within groups having similar task comple-
tion times. Thus, a further stratification of RAN dynamics may
lead to better characterization and later intervention to support
reading skill acquisition. In this work, we analyze the dynamics
of the eyes, voice, and the coordination between the two during
performance. It is shown that fast performers are more similar
to each other than to slow performers in their patterns, but not
vice versa. Further insights are provided about the patterns of
more proficient subjects. For instance, fast performers tended
to exhibit smoother behavior contours, suggesting a more sta-
ble perception-production process.