ERIC Number: ED407788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Facilitating Technology-Based Clinical Skills in Preservice Speech-Language Clinicians: Strategies for University Faculty.
Griffer, Mona R.
This practicum report describes a project to teach preservice speech-language clinicians cost-effective and time-efficient methods for analyzing language sample assessment data used to design functional treatment programs for children with communicative/linguistic deficits. A technology curriculum was designed and implemented which emphasized computer-assisted analysis of language samples. The curriculum was designed to complement a required graduate level course in language disorders in children. The project also addressed software evaluation, designing templates for clinical reports, telecommunications, computer-assisted instruction, and ethical issues. Technology laboratories were conducted as was a series of technology workshops for faculty. Analysis of the data revealed that significant gains were made in increased knowledge and proficiency level of preservice clinicians and faculty, although 11 of the 17 outcomes were not achieved to the degree anticipated. Individual sections of the report present a statement of the problem, identification of anticipated outcomes and evaluation instruments, explanation of the solution strategy, and a report of the project's results. Appendices include the pre- and post-implementation surveys, a self-evaluation of technology skills questionnaire, a laboratory evaluation questionnaire, and a workshop program evaluation questionnaire. (Contains 108 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Communication Disorders, Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Uses in Education, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Language Impairments, Language Tests, Professional Education, Speech Evaluation, Speech Impairments, Speech Language Pathology, Speech Therapy
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.