The Feifer Assessment of Writing (FAW) is a diagnostic achievement test. When used together, FAW skills, error, and behavior analyses provide an in-depth view of a student’s specific strengths and weaknesses. This information can inform intervention planning and allow practitioners to tailor their support to a student’s specific needs rather than using a one-size-fits-all approach. Practitioners will understand and learn how to incorporate skills, error, and behavior analyses into their assessment of a student’s written language.
Learning Objectives: By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
Define the term dysgraphia and use a brain-based educational model to diagnose written language disorders by classifying them into three distinct subtypes.
Understand how to use the FAW as a comprehensive diagnostic achievement measure to better diagnose and remediate written language disorders in children.
Identify and describe the importance of how skills, error analyses, and behavior analyses provide insight to better understand written language strengths and weaknesses.
Apply FAW interpretation strategies to a case study example to better inform intervention planning.