American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Test of Word Knowledge (TOWK)

Author(s):Elisabeth H. Wiig and Wayne Secord
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Pearson
Year:1992
Age Range:5;0-17;11 (years; months)
Administration Time:Varies
Language(s):English
Computerized Scoring:No
Description:The Test of Word Knowledge (TOWK) identifies students who lack (or excel in) the semantic skills and repertories that are the foundation of mature language use in thinking, learning, and communication. It also provides a valuable criterion measure for evaluating residual or recovered semantic knowledge following traumatic head injury or acquired aphasia. TOWK evaluates knowledge of figurative language, multiple meanings, conjunctions and transition words, receptive and expressive vocabulary, and more. Specific problem areas can be evaluated or all subtests can be administered as a comprehensive assessment of semantic skills.

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