Dynamic assessment of narrative and expository discourse

Ronald B. Gillam, Elizabeth D Pena, Lynda Miller

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Abstract

The ability to understand and create stories and explanations plays an important role in the acquisition of literacy. This article describes how clinicians can use an assessment process known as Dynamic Assessment to evaluate children's narrative and expository discourse abilities. These assessment procedures help speech-language pathologists better describe the language learning potential of children who are referred for language assessment, and they yield information that is useful for determining whether children present a language difference or a language disorder. We also demonstrate how Dynamic Assessment provides critical information for planning language intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-47
Number of pages15
JournalTopics in Language Disorders
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

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narrative
discourse
language
Aptitude
Language Disorders
Process Assessment (Health Care)
ability
Narrative Discourse
Expository Discourse
Dynamic Assessment
Learning
literacy
planning
learning
Children's Narratives
Literacy
Language Assessment
Language Acquisition
Language Differences

Keywords

  • Dynamic assessment
  • Expository discourse
  • Mediated learning experiences
  • Narration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Speech and Hearing

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Dynamic assessment of narrative and expository discourse. / Gillam, Ronald B.; Pena, Elizabeth D; Miller, Lynda.

In: Topics in Language Disorders, Vol. 20, No. 1, 01.01.1999, p. 33-47.

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Gillam, Ronald B. ; Pena, Elizabeth D ; Miller, Lynda. / Dynamic assessment of narrative and expository discourse. In: Topics in Language Disorders. 1999 ; Vol. 20, No. 1. pp. 33-47.
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