Older adults frequently have word finding
difficulties and they experience these as particularly irritating and embarrassing.
The eight selections that make up the text are focused on a variety of subjects, including the generalization of personalized cuing to enhance word finding
in natural settings, verb and noun deficits in stroke-induced and primary progressive aphasia, a multi-level approach to understanding maintenance of global coherence in adults with aphasia, and many others.
in particular, they found a significant correlation between children's results on the Word Finding Vocabulary Test for English (Renfrew 1995) and both Bus Story measures (r - 0.63 for Word finding and Bus Story Information and r = 0.53 for Word finding and Bus Story MLU), as well as a significant correlation between the two Bus Story measures (r = 0.59).
Procedure In order to assess children's lexical skills, each informant was first given the Word Finding Vocabulary Test for English (Renfrew 1995) and the 'Aktiver Wortschatztest' for German (Kiese and Kozielski, 1996).
This issue presents serious work examining issues of phonology, word finding
, and changes in the profession related to employment of paraprofessionals.
Their communicative deficits have been well documented and may include poor memory, poor judgement, poor word finding
skills, poor comprehension of spoken and written material, poor expressive language skills, verbal perseverations of words and ideas, poor topic maintenance, poor turn taking, poor discourse skills, and general disorientation or confusion.
The term word finding refers to the mental activity of selecting or retrieving from your lexicon words you know to express what you want to say or write.
Previous investigations that have focused on enhancing students' awareness of phonological attributes of words to improve word finding have reported some success (McGregor, 1994; McGregor & Leonard, 1989; Wing, 1990; Wright, 1993).
It was hypothesized that this three-fold strategic approach would improve word finding for target words in isolation and in sentence production.
In addition, a clinician-completed questionnaire (German & German, 1993) used to assess students' word finding showed positive results on items with a language comprehension focus.
The students were assessed using the Test of Word Finding, Second Edition (TWF-2; German, 2000).
The participants were not queried on the number of syllables, exemplars, or rhymes of target words; rather, they were instructed on how to use metalinguistic knowledge of words (syllable dividing, e.g., hi-po-pot-a-mus) in tandem with phonological neighbors of target words (e.g., for hippopotamus, hip for hippo; pot and must for potamus) to facilitate their word finding.