200+ pages of semantic charts and prompts
Semantic Feature Analysis (SFA) is an evidence-based treatment technique designed to improve word retrieval and naming. SFA targets activation of semantic networks and patients are prompted to generate semantic features of set items (i.e., group/category, use/function, action, properties, location, and association). SFA has been found to be an effective approach in improving naming of trained nouns, as well as facilitate carryover, to untrained nouns (Boyle, 2004). A graphic organizer, pictures, and/or real objects can be used in therapy to practice this treatment intervention. Ultimately, the goal of SFA is to provide an effective strategy for word finding. Educate and encourage communication partners to implement SFA question prompts into everyday communication.