Purpose: Assess the word-finding ability of adolescents and adults.
Ages: 12–80 (Grade 7 and higher)
Time: 20–30 minutes
The Test of Adolescent/Adult Word Finding- Second Edition (TAWF-2) is a norm-referenced, single-word expressive language test expressly designed to assess the word-finding ability of adolescents and adults.
It can be used to identify individuals who have word-finding problems, plan word finding intervention, and measure word finding ability in research studies.
The Standardized Assessment
The standardized assessment has four naming sections, the results of which are combined to form the overall Word Finding Index:
The Informal Assessment
Five informal analyses are also provided. Three of these analyses (the Phonemic Cueing Procedure, the Imitation Procedure, and the Substitution Analysis) examine types of word finding errors individuals make.
The remaining informal analyses (the Delayed Response Procedure and the Secondary Characteristics Tally) contribute to interpreting the Word Finding Index.