Simulation practices are growing in both popularity and necessity within speech pathology programs. Simulation use can serve to not only minimize client risk but to increase student confidence and competence prior to patient contact, particularly with low incidence or medically fragile patients. This paper describes and reflects on four individual simulation experiences within one graduate speech language pathology program and their outcomes. The use of both simulated patients and mannequin training resulted in an increase in students' perception of knowledge and confidence in their clinical skills with medical patients.
Stead, Amanda; Lemoncello, Rik; Fitzgerald, Caitlin; Fryer, Melissa; Frost, Marcia; and Palmer, Rachael
"Clinical Simulations in Academic Courses: Four Case Studies Across the Medical SLP Graduate Curriculum,"
Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders: Vol. 4
, Article 6.
Available at: https://ir.library.illinoisstate.edu/tlcsd/vol4/iss3/6