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Metro Speech-Language Symposium

Pre-Conference April 8, 2016


Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows
10345 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, Colorado 80124
Toll Free: 1-800-686-2767 or 303-925-0004


Diane German is a Professor at National-Louis University, Chicago, Illinois. She is holder of the Endowed Chair in Special Education; funded to support her research in Word Finding. She has also been selected as an ASHA fellow and a fellow of the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities. She has conducted extensive research in Word Finding, 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 new 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, Second Edition (WFIP-2) and a user friendly self-help book in word finding, It’s on the Tip of My Tongue, Word Finding Strategies To Remember Names and Words You Often Forget. She has split her presentation into two separate seminars.

Morning Seminar: Differential Diagnosis Leads to Comprehensive Word Finding Intervention
Afternoon Seminar: Comprehensive Intervention and Deep Assessment In Word Finding

Intermediate Level of Instruction

Content Applicable to learners 4 years – Adult

Program Abstracts

Morning Seminar Title: Differential Diagnosis Leads to Strategic Word- Finding Intervention

This 3-part morning seminar will focus on the first step to strategic Word- Finding Intervention, Differential Diagnosis and Deep Assessment in Word Finding. Part 1 will highlight an explanatory lexical model representing the theoretical underpinnings of Word - Finding difficulties. Part 2 will focus on the differential diagnosis of semantic verses phonologically based Word- Finding error patterns and corresponding Word- Finding characteristics. Digital videos demonstrating each Word- Finding error pattern will be shared. Part 3 will present a 3-fold approach to Word- Finding Intervention - Retrieval Strategies, Word- Finding Accommodations, and Self-advocacy Instruction. Retrieval strategies for Word- Finding Error Pattern 1 will be described.
Questions will be entertained throughout.

Morning Seminar Outcomes

Outcome 1: Participants will be able to describe an explanatory model of lexical processing that represents the theoretical underpinnings of Differential Diagnosis, Deep Word- Finding Assessment, and Word Finding intervention.

Outcome 2: Participants will be able to identify stages and potential disruption points in the lexical process that underlie three Word- Finding error patterns.

Outcome 3: Participants will be able to list language characteristics of these three Word- Finding error patterns.

Outcome 4: Participants will be able to describe retrieval strategies for Word- Finding Error Pattern 1.

Sample Time Order Agenda For Seminar, Part 1

8:15 – 9:00 Explanatory Model of lexical processing
9:00 - 9:15 – Stages in Word Finding
9:15 –10:00- Error Patterns in Word Finding and corresponding characteristics
11:00 – 12:00 Word- Finding Intervention, Error Pattern 1

Afternoon Seminar Title: Comprehensive Intervention and Deep Assessment In Word Finding

Part 1 of the 3- part afternoon seminar will focus on Mnemonic Retrieval strategies appropriate for Word Finding Error Patterns 2 & 3. Digital videos demonstrating Mnemonic Retrieval Strategy instruction for academic vocabulary in the language room and in the classroom will be shared. Part 2 will focus on the impact of Word Finding on reading. Part 3 will describe deep Word-Finding assessment using the new Test of Word Finding. Third Edition (TWF-3). Technology recommendations will be made where appropriate. Questions will be entertained throughout.

Afternoon Seminar Outcomes

Outcome 1: Participants will be able to explain Mnemonic Retrieval Strategies for Word Finding Error Patterns 2 and 3.

Outcome 2: Participants will be able to describe the Impact of Word Finding on Oral Reading

Outcome 3: Participants will be able to explain deep assessment in Word Finding using the new Test of Word Finding, Third Edition (TWF-3).

Sample Time Order Agenda For the Afternoon Session

12:15- 1:15 - Word Finding Intervention for Error Pattern 2 -Mnemonic Retrieval Strategy Instruction
1:15 – 2:00 – Word Finding Intervention for Error Pattern 3, Mnemonic Retrieval Strategy Instruction for multisyllabic words
2:00 – 2:15 - Break
2:15 – 2:45 - Impact of Word Finding Difficulties on Oral Reading
2:45 – 3:30 – Deep Assessment in Word Finding using the TWF-3