(TWF-3) Test of Word Finding, Third Edition

by Diane J. German

(TWF-3) Test of Word Finding, Third Edition

by Diane J. German
Benefits Assesses word finding ability in children
Ages 4 years, 6 months to 12 years, 11 months
Admin time 20 to 30 minutes
Format Individually administered
Publish Date 2014
Qualifications Level C required.
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The Test of Word Finding, Third Edition (TWF-3) is a norm-referenced, single-word expressive language test that measures a child’s word finding ability. It can be used to identify students who have word finding difficulties, plan intervention, and conduct research. This edition features all new normative data that includes students previously diagnosed with word finding difficulties. In addition, it incorporates new noun and verb target words. Three forms are provided: Preprimary for preschoolers and kindergarteners, Primary for first and second graders, and Intermediate for third through sixth graders.

The TWF-3 is composed of a standardized assessment and an informal assessment. The standardized assessment contains four naming sections that combine to make up the Word Finding Index:

  • Picture Naming, Nouns: Naming compound and one to four syllable target words
  • Sentence Completion Naming: Naming words to complete sentences read aloud by the examiner
  • Picture Naming, Verbs: Naming present and past-tense regular and irregular verbs
  • Picture Naming, Categories: Naming objects and the categories to which they belong

Evidence of the validity of the standardized assessment is presented in the Examiner’s Manual. The informal assessment offers five useful analyses, three that examine types of word finding errors (Phonemic Cueing Procedure, Imitation Procedure, and Substitution Analysis), and two that can help examiners interpret the Word Finding Index (Delayed Response Procedure and Secondary