Anomia, or difficulty with word finding, occurs commonly across all types and severities of aphasia. Anomia can affect verbal expression across a variety of contexts, especially in conversational exchanges (Goodglass & Wingfield, 1997). Semantic feature analysis (SFA), developed by Haarbauer-Krupa and colleagues (Haarbauer-Krupa et al., 1985) is a research-backed treatment approach that focuses on strengthening lexical-semantic networks to improve naming (Boyle, 2004; Wambaugh, Mauszycki, Cameron, Wright, & Nessler, 2013). As well, it can be used to train and facilitate circumlocution when a patient has difficulty accessing a specific word. This resource will focus on SFA, including background literature, potential candidates, goals and procedures.

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