3. Follow Up with Informal Assessment Procedures and Diagnostic
Finally, formal test results are best interpreted when integrated
with informal analysis and observations of a student's word finding
skills across the day. With regard to the former, examiners can
follow up standardized assessment with informal diagnostic procedures
to clarify formal test results. For example, the TWF-2 provides
examiners with supplementary analyses focused on analyzing the
three types of word finding errors typically produced by students
with word finding difficulties as well as assessing student's
responsiveness to phonemic cueing on erred target words. These
informal analysis are helpful in formulating hypotheses about
the underlying nature of the student's word finding disruptions.
Further, findings from formal tests should be verified through
informal observations of the student's word finding skills in
the classroom and at home.
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