This course, which is based on the textbook, the Word-Finding Intervention Program, Third Edition (WFIP-3), describes a comprehensive word-finding intervention model. Specifically, word-finding retrieval strategies, word-finding self-advocacy instruction, and word-finding-based differentiated instruction and assessment procedures are discussed, along with word-finding lesson plans, long-term goals/benchmarks, and progress monitoring for preschool/primary, intermediate, and secondary students with word-finding difficulties.
To complete this course, you will need to read Word Finding Intervention Program, Third Edition (WFIP-3). If you do not already have a copy of the textbook, you can purchase it at PRO-ED
Course created on January 3, 2023
- After this course, participants will be able to list language characteristics of three semantic and form-based word-finding error patterns.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe Word Retrieval strategies for each of the above word-finding error patterns.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to write annual goals and instructional benchmarks for each of the above word-finding error patterns.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to carry out Word-Finding Self-Advocacy Instruction.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to write annual goals and instructional benchmarks related to Word-Finding Self-Advocacy Instruction.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe Word-Finding-Based Differentiated Instruction and Assessment procedures.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to write annual goals and instructional benchmarks related to Word-Finding-Based Differentiated Instruction and Assessment.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to monitor progress on word-finding goals and benchmarks.
Diane J German
Diane German is a Professor Emeritus at National-Louis University, Chicago, Illinois. She has been selected as a fellow of the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities and a fellow of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). She has also received Honors of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). She has conducted research in Word Finding over the past 37 years, published many articles, presented many technical papers, and conducted numerous state, national, and international seminars in the area of Word Finding. She is the author of the standard in Word Finding assessment: the Test of Word Finding, Third Edition (TWF-3), the Test of Adolescent/Adult Word Finding, Second Edition (TAWF-2), and the Test of Word Finding in Discourse (TWFD). Further, she has authored the Word Finding Intervention Program, Third Edition (WFIP-3), a book that provides comprehensive intervention procedures in Word Finding.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented in cooperation with Diane German, author of the WFIP-3.
Content Disclosure: This course focuses on the Word-Finding Intervention Program, Third Edition (WFIP-3), and not on other word-finding intervention approaches.
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