Using High-Fidelity Simulation to Facilitate Graduate Student Clinical Learning Simulation experiences offer students an opportunity to practice application of knowledge and skills in a safe, risk-free environment and to reflect on the experiences for enhanced learning. An interprofessional collaboration between speech-language pathology and nursing educators facilitated a high-fidelity mannequin simulation with 27 speech-language pathology graduate students. The clinical case ... Article
Article  |   May 19, 2016
Using High-Fidelity Simulation to Facilitate Graduate Student Clinical Learning
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Elizabeth U. Grillo
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, West Chester University,
  • Christine M. Thomas
    Department of Nursing, West Chester University, West Chester, PA
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  • Financial: Elizabeth Grillo and Christine Thomas are employees of West Chester University and receive a salary. Elizabeth Grillo receives royalties for online continuing education courses through Northern Speech Services. Elizabeth Grillo's research is funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.
    Financial: Elizabeth Grillo and Christine Thomas are employees of West Chester University and receive a salary. Elizabeth Grillo receives royalties for online continuing education courses through Northern Speech Services. Elizabeth Grillo's research is funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.×
  • Nonfinancial: Elizabeth Grillo and Christine Thomas have no relevant non-financial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: Elizabeth Grillo and Christine Thomas have no relevant non-financial interests to disclose.×
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Part 1
Article   |   May 19, 2016
Using High-Fidelity Simulation to Facilitate Graduate Student Clinical Learning
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, May 2016, Vol. 1, 4-15. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG10.4
History: Received September 10, 2015 , Revised February 25, 2016 , Accepted March 25, 2016
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, May 2016, Vol. 1, 4-15. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG10.4
History: Received September 10, 2015; Revised February 25, 2016; Accepted March 25, 2016

Simulation experiences offer students an opportunity to practice application of knowledge and skills in a safe, risk-free environment and to reflect on the experiences for enhanced learning. An interprofessional collaboration between speech-language pathology and nursing educators facilitated a high-fidelity mannequin simulation with 27 speech-language pathology graduate students. The clinical case evolved over four scenarios requiring a speaking valve assessment, bedside swallow exam (including oral mechanism and cranial nerve exam), and cognitive-speech-language screening in a 3-hour block of time. The focus of this article is to present an introductory template for using high-fidelity mannequin simulations with speech-language pathology graduate students and to encourage use of such methods in collaboration with nursing.

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