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ERIC Number: EJ1051622
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0261-4448
Dynamic Assessment of Language Disabilities
Martin, Deirdre
Language Teaching, v48 n1 p51-68 Jan 2015
The paper reports a study of a narrative-based Dynamic Assessment (DA) procedure developed in the USA that is used in the UK with children with developmental language disabilities. Three monolingual English children with language disabilities are assessed by a speech/language pathologist/therapist who is learning to work with DA in collaboration with the researcher in the study. Quantitative evidence of language structures indicates that the children learn to talk more after two intervention sessions. Evidence from the mediations of the children's language learning capabilities throws diagnostic light on the nature of their needs. A critique is offered of the assessment tool, and conclusions are drawn about the implications of DA for differentiating language-learning potential in language disabilities, with suggestions for further study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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