In this module, Cate demonstrates one of her tried and true dynamic assessment tools, the Subway Photo from her SLAM Card Series.
(Kapantzoglou, Restrepo, & Thompson, 2012) Dynamic Assessment of Word Learning Skills: Identifying Language Impairment in Bilingual Children
The purpose of this article was to determine whether dynamic assessment (DA) of word learning was accurate in identifying the presence of language impairment (LI) in preschool-age bilingual children who are often misidentified as language impaired under current assessment practices due to flawed assessment procedures.
This is a model evaluation of Martha: a prelinguistic 3-year-old child who is blind and has very significant cognitive, fine motor, and gross motor impairments.
This is a model evaluation of Anthony: a 3-year-old child with multiple-handicaps who has “Shaken Baby Syndrome” due to abuse.
A hologram is a description of a child within an evaluation that illustrates the child’s strengths and weaknesses for the reader and should include examples that show the child’s ability to learn and highest level of functioning, as well as a description of when his or her skills break down.
A variety of assessment materials and procedures, including both static and dynamic assessments and language samples, are frequently used in speech and language as well as psychoeducational evaluations.
Language sampling is an essential part of any speech and language evaluation and research has shown it to be less biased against culturally and linguistically diverse children than standardized tests.