Worth Repeating: Child Word Finding: Student Voices Enlighten Us
German, D. (2009, February 10). The ASHA Leader.
The prevalence of child word-finding difficulty is high among learners with specific language impairment (25%; Dockrell, Messer, George, & Wilson, 1998) and learning disabilities (49%; German, 1998). Clinical reports also document WF difficulties among learners with reading (Faust, Dimitrovsky, & Shacht, 2003) and written (Scott, 2002) language difficulties. Earlier research literature (Johnson & Myklebust, 1967; Wiig & Semel, 1976) suggests that previous generations of students also struggled with word finding.
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