Purpose: Screen for possible written language disorders
Age: 4–22 years
Time: 15–20 minutes
The Feifer Assessment of Writing Screening Form (FAW™ SF) is designed to screen for dysgraphia and written-language language disorders in school children, as well as to identify children at risk for developmental dysgraphia.
The FAW SF examines the underlying processes that support proficient written language skills. In addition to identifying the possibility of dysgraphia, the FAW is able to determine the subtype of dysgraphia.
- Designed to measure three subtypes of written language disorders (or dysgraphias)
- Measures the core features of writing from both a graphomotor and cognitive–linguistic perspective.
- Results help specify, from a neuropsychological perspective, exactly why a student struggles with written language.
- Yields a single index score that indicates risk for dysgraphia or a written-language language disorder.
- Intended to assist examiners in deciding whether the risk of dysgraphia or a written-language language disorder is high enough to warrant further assessment.
- Can be used as the progress monitoring tool.
For examinees in K through Grade 1, the FAW SF concentrates on the graphomotor demands of the writing process. For examinees in K to Grade 1, the FAW SF comprises three subtests: Alphabet Tracing Fluency, Motor Sequencing, and Isolated Spelling. These subtests represent key motor features during the initial stages of the written-language process.
For examinees in Grade 2+, the FAW SF focuses more on the cognitive–linguistic demands of the written-language process. For examinees in Grade 2+, the FAW SF comprises three subtests: Alphabet Tracing Fluency, Isolated Spelling, and Executive Working Memory.