PRESENTER: Kendrea Garand, PhD, CScD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
AUDIENCE: Undergraduate, graduate students, Clinical Fellows, experienced clinicians, researchers, supervisors, managers
This webinar is Free and is sponsored by an Unrestricted Educational Grant from Bracco Diagnostics.
Description: Simulation and standardized patient laboratory experiences provide unique opportunities for students to demonstrate competencies across various clinical skills, including instrumentation (i.e. MBSS), in a low-stakes and supervised environment. Such opportunities also allow for clinical clock hours and best practices for integration of interprofessional education as part of speech-language pathology graduate training programs. This webinar will review experiences from an institution in using simulation and standardized patient experiences to enhance deeper learning for long-term retention in a graduate dysphagia course.
1. Explain the process of implementing a simulation/standardized patient lab.
2. Describe how interprofessional competencies can be integrated into simulation/standardized patient labs.
3. List 4 advantages of incorporating simulation/standardized patient lab experiences in graduate dysphagia education.
Dr. Garand is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology in the College of Allied Health Professions at the University of South Alabama. She teaches graduate coursework in dysphagia and motor speech disorders, where she uses simulation and standardized patient lab experiences to promote student learning and clinical application. Further, she is the Founder and Principal Investigator of the Swallowing Disorders Initiative (SDI) Research Laboratory, serves as the Program Coordinator for the PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and she also holds an adjunct appointment with the Department of Neurology in the College of Medicine. She is currently Editor of Perspectives for SIG 13 (Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders) and Vice Chairperson of the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (ABSSD). Her primary research interests include the impact of aging and motor neuron disease on swallowing function.
This course is 1 hour and available for Professional Development Hours (PDHs) – formerly known as Certification Maintenance Hours (CMHs). Certificate of Completion is available upon request at the end of the webinar.
For More information on Professional Development Hours: https://www.asha.org/certification/factdef/
The webinar access expires in 1 year.