Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Dynamic Assessment

  • Philip SchatzEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_175


Dynamic assessment refers to an interactive approach to conducting assessments, focusing on the ability of the examinee to respond to an intervention. As an alternative to a more traditional assessment approach, within dynamic assessment, the evaluator conducts a pretest, imposes an intervention, and then conducts a posttest. Comparison of changes from pre- to posttest performance allows the evaluator to determine the examinee’s potential for learning.

References and Readings

  1. Haywood, H. C., & Lidz, C. S. (2006). Dynamic assessment in practice: Clinical and educational applications. New York: Cambridge University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologySaint Joseph’s UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA