Purpose: Assessment of writing and related processes that help to determine specific subtypes of dysgraphia
Format: Paper and pencil
Grade Range: Pre Kindergarten through College
Time: 35 minutes for PreK; 50 minutes for K–Grade 2; 60 minutes for Grades 3+
The Feifer Assessment of Writing (FAW) tells you WHY a student struggles with writing. The FAW 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.
It measures 3 subtypes of written language: 1) graphomotor dysgraphia refers to motor skill deficits related to writing, 2) dyslexic dysgraphia is characterized by spelling miscues, 3) executive dysgraphia refers to an inability to master the rules for grammar.
Designed to measure three subtypes of written language disorders (or dysgraphias). Results help specify, from a neuropsychological perspective, exactly why a student struggles with written language so an appropriate, customized intervention plan can be developed
Provides qualitative information about a student's writing skills, including a skills analysis available within most subtests that allows you to dig deeper into a student's abilities.
A detailed Administration and Scoring Guide makes administration and scoring straightforward and objective. Meant to be a go-to resource during administration, the guide provides targeted advice and helpful tips.
Three index scores are generated: the Graphomotor Index, the Dyslexic Index, and the Executive Index. The FAW Total Index represents overall test performance. Each index can be compared to each other, as well as to the total index score, to determine relative strengths and weaknesses in writing.
An optional Compositional Writing Index is available when Copy Editing and Story Mapping subtests are administered. These subtests are optional and are not included in the FAW Total Index.
Examinees in prekindergarten take five subtests, examinees in kindergarten to Grade 1 take seven subtests, and examinees in Grade 2 to college take 10 subtests.
Reliable change and discrepancy scores can be calculated.
Subtest and index scores are scaled to the familiar IQ metric (M = 100; SD = 15).
Standardized on a sample of 1,048 participants in prekindergarten to college, drawn from 30 states and based on the 2017 U.S. Census statistics.
Includes intellectual developmental disorder, ADHD, fine motor deficits, and written language learning disability clinical samples.
Offers grade-based norms; age and grade equivalents for subtest scores; and confidence intervals, percentile ranks, z scores, and normal curve equivalents (NCEs) for index scores.
FAW Comprehensive Kit Includes:
FAW Professional Manual
Administration and Scoring Guide
10 Examinee Response Forms
10 Examiner Record Forms
Sentence Scaffolding cards with box
Plus, this kit includes a certificate for 5 FREE FAW Score Reports on PARiConnect!