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  • 33 tables
  • Page extent: 424 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.64 kg


 (ISBN-13: 9780521614122)

Dynamic assessment embeds interaction within the framework of a test-intervene-retest approach to psychoeducational assessment. This book offers an introduction to diagnostic assessors in psychology, education, and speech/language pathology to the basic ideas, principles, and practices of dynamic assessment. Most importantly, the book presents an array of specific procedures developed and used by the authors that can be applied to clients of all ages in both clinical and educational settings. The authors discuss their approach to report-writing, with a number of examples to demonstrate how they incorporate dynamic assessment into a comprehensive approach to assessment. The text concludes with a discussion of issues and questions that need to be considered and addressed. Two appendixes include descriptions of additional tests used by the authors that are adapted for dynamic assessment, as well as information about dynamic assessment procedures developed by others and sources for additional information about this approach.

• Provides theoretical overview and basic principles of the 'dynamic' approach to psychological assessment • Describes a model of mental functioning as a theoretical foundation for the procedures described in the book • Provides full instructions of specific procedures appropriate for use with clients of all ages


Part I. Theory and Principles: 1. Introduction to dynamic assessment; 2. A model of mental functioning; 3. General procedural guidelines for conducting an assessment that includes dynamic assessment; Part II. Applications: 4. Dynamic assessment in clinical settings; 5. Dynamic assessment in educational settings; 6. Applying dynamic assessment with young children; 7. Applying dynamic assessment with school age children; 8. Applying dynamic assessment with adults and seniors; 9. Writing reports and developing IEPs and service plans; 10. Conclusions and special issues; References; Appendices.

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