Children's naming and word-finding difficulties: descriptions and explanations.

  title={Children's naming and word-finding difficulties: descriptions and explanations.},
  author={David Messer and Julie E. Dockrell},
  journal={Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR},
  volume={49 2},
PURPOSE There is a substantial minority of children for whom lexical retrieval problems impede the normal pattern of language development and use. These problems include accurately producing the correct word even when the word's meaning is understood. Such problems are often referred to as word-finding difficulties (WFDs). This article examines the nature of naming and lexical retrieval difficulties in these and other groups of children. METHOD A review of the relevant literature on lexical… CONTINUE READING