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What on earth is a "dymanic" assessment

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Rumbledore Fri 26-Aug-11 09:29:20

DD has a dx of AS from CAMHS, and we have a tribunal date in the near future.

She did not cooperate with assessments with the paediatrician or the EP but her SEN statement was nonetheless issued (and pointless hence tribunal). Now the LA have said she needs a dymanic assessment in a residential assessment in a hospital mental health unit shock.

Googling "dymanic" doesn't give any satisfactory explanations, and I wondered if anyone can enlighten me? (pleeaaaase)

EllenJaneisnotmyname Fri 26-Aug-11 13:15:54

Have you spelt it wrong when googling? I think it's a dynamic assessment. I don't have personal experience but I think it involves trying to test whether a child has the potential to learn rather than testing their current skills. Hopefully someone will come along who knows.

keepingupwiththejoneses Fri 26-Aug-11 13:28:04

this looks like it

Rumbledore Fri 26-Aug-11 14:13:09

Do you know, I think EJ and KUWTJ may be right grin. I thought "dymanic" must be a special technical term!

I didn't think an SEN Officer would spell "dynamic" wrong - no wonder I couldn't google "dymanic" gringringrin

iamnotapanda Fri 26-Aug-11 14:28:50

why do they want to do the assessment if they have already issued the statement?

EllenJaneisnotmyname Fri 26-Aug-11 14:58:00

My mum always used to say ecomony, so I'm trained in spoonerisms. grin

Rumbledore Fri 26-Aug-11 15:14:34

EJ grin

iamnotapanda Good question, I don't know why we need another assessment either, apart from using it as a delaying tactic, and to somehow show we are not cooperating by refusing this.

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