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What Is Dynamic Assessment?
What Is Dynamic Assessment?
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When testing children from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds, SLPs can use dynamic assessment (DA) as an alternative to standardized testing. In this course – which is broken into six 5-minute blocks – speaker Elizabeth Peña answers the oft-asked question, “What exactly IS dynamic assessment?” Peña explains how DA is different from other process-based approaches and guides you through identifying individuals on your caseload who could benefit from DA.

This course is part of the micro course series “Integrating Dynamic Assessment Into Your Practice.”

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Define and describe dynamic assessment (DA) in contrast to standardized assessment, response to intervention, and observation
  • Identify possible targets for DA

DEI Professional Development Requirement

This course counts toward the ASHA certification maintenance professional development requirement for DEI (which encompasses cultural competency; cultural humility; culturally responsive practice; and diversity, equity, and inclusion). See more courses that count toward this requirement or read more about professional development requirements for certification maintenance.

What Is a Micro Course?
Designed to fit your busy schedule, micro courses are 30-minute courses that are broken into six 5-minute blocks, two of which are speaker-led and four of which guide you through practicing a new strategy with a client on your current caseload.

Micro Courses

Learning Assessment

Other Micro Courses in This Series

  • Using Mediated Learning Experience in Dynamic Assessment (PD102346) (available in the ASHA Learning Pass here or as an a la carte purchase)
  • Observing Modifiability During Dynamic Assessment (PD102347) (available in the ASHA Learning Pass here or as an a la carte purchase)
  • Clinical Decision-Making With Dynamic Assessment (PD102348) (available through the ASHA Learning Pass here or as an a la carte purchase)

Continuing Education

2/23/2022 to 2/23/2027

Product Information

Item #(s): PD102345
Client Age: All Ages
Format(s): Micro Course
Language: English
Author: Elizabeth D Peña, PhD, CCC-SLP

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