Beyond the Big Screen: Avatars Prepare Graduate Students for Real-World Practice This article explores the potential of virtual simulation technology in preparing university students for real-world experiences. SimuCase™, a Web-based virtual simulation application designed to support best practice in speech-language pathology, is described. The research base for learning via virtual simulations also is described. This type of simulation using case studies ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2010
Beyond the Big Screen: Avatars Prepare Graduate Students for Real-World Practice
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  • Stacy Williams
    SpeechPathology.comSanAntonio, TX
  • Linda R. Schreiber
    Linda R. Schreiber & Associates, Chippewa Falls, WI
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / School-Based Settings / Professional Issues & Training / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Articles
Article   |   June 01, 2010
Beyond the Big Screen: Avatars Prepare Graduate Students for Real-World Practice
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, June 2010, Vol. 11, 50-55. doi:10.1044/sbi11.2.50
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, June 2010, Vol. 11, 50-55. doi:10.1044/sbi11.2.50
Abstract

This article explores the potential of virtual simulation technology in preparing university students for real-world experiences. SimuCase™, a Web-based virtual simulation application designed to support best practice in speech-language pathology, is described. The research base for learning via virtual simulations also is described. This type of simulation using case studies encourages the user to select and analyze client data to improve clinical decision-making skills in the area of assessment and supports Knowledge and Skills Assessment competencies of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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