DYNAMIC ASSESSMENT (LPAD- Learning Propensity Assessment Device):
Dynamic assessment is an interactive process between assessor and assessee. It differs from conventional psychometric assessments in that no 'normative score' such as an Intelligence Quotient is computed. It differs also in that mediation is an essential part of the process.
Tasks are given to the assessee, with the focus primarily on how the tasks are tackled. This makes it possible to pin- point necessary areas of cognitive development. At different stages for different tasks in the overall process, mediation is given in the cognitive functions and strategies necessary to master the tasks.
The ease or difficulty with which these strategies are applied forms the basis of a judgement as to the investment of effort, and types of mediation, likely to be needed in the longer term development delivered either through the Instrumental Enrichment programme or the intensive MLE intervention.
Because of the detailed
nature of such assessment, the LPAD takes considerably longer than conventional
assessments. Up to 15 sessions, each of 45 minutes duration, may be
How the assessment is conducted:
We emphasize that the assessment is for our purposes only and is confidential to parents.
Before starting the programme, we will meet you and your child to explain in more detail what to expect from an assessment and to gather more information from you.
As the programme progresses, you will be invited to watch us work with your child, and helped to understand the principles of Mediated Learning Experience (MLE). This will enable you to continue this work at home. Other teachers and therapists who may already be working with your child are warmly welcomed to observe our work.
To help us learn more about your child, we may wish to video some of the sessions, as further information can be gained from video analysis. Such a video can also act as a valuable educational tool for parents, enabling them to understand what is happening in a session. Please note that no film will be taken without your prior consent.
Following the assessment,
you will have the opportunity to meet with us once more, and we will
discuss our report and recommendations with you.
Thinking and Learning
London - UK
Tel: 0208 458 6779
Orly's mobile: 07961 182 629
07790 032 434