Dynamic assessment is an approach which systematically incorporates teaching into the assessment procedure. Dynamic assessment in Speech–Language pathology encompasses a variety of teaching approaches from the use of mediated learning experience to systematic cueing. The emphasis of dynamic assessment in the field is on the diagnostic decision-making process and often has been used to determine Speech–Language differences in contrast to Speech–Language impairment. This entry provides an overview of dynamic assessment, then examines its applications and theoretical foundations.


In mediated learning experience, an examiner or mediator works closely with an individual to support a higher level of performance with the goal of helping the individual to become a more self-motivated, independent learner. There are several components of mediated learning that are incorporated into intervention. Intentionality is ...

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