eLearning Courses

eLearning Courses - Clinical Education

The Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) has developed a series of self-paced, online course modules focused on the process of clinical education. These courses were developed as part of CAPCSD’s mission to provide visionary leadership for academic programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders and to promote the professional development of its constituents. Clinical instruction is a vital component of the education of audiology and speech-language pathology students. Through high-quality and dynamic readings, multimedia offerings and reflective activities, participants will gain a richer understanding of the role of clinical education in graduate programs.

Audience

These courses are provided at no cost to CAPCSD member programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD). Member programs are encouraged to share access to these resources with individuals engaged in the clinical instruction of graduate students in on-campus and off-campus sites.

The materials are at an introductory to intermediate level. Continuing education units are available through ASHA or AAA. An additional course is being developed.

Each course contains five (5) modules, each with a contact time of 2.5 hours.

Foundations of Clinical Education

Clinical instruction is a vital component of the education of audiology and speech-language pathology students. Through high-quality and dynamic readings, multimedia offerings and reflective activities, participants will gain a richer understanding of the role of clinical education in graduate programs, with specific emphasis on the role of quality clinical instruction and clinical instructor/student relationships.

Effective Student-Clinical Educator Relationships

Effective student-clinical educator relationships are essential for the education of audiology and speech-language pathology students. Through high-quality and dynamic readings, multimedia offerings and reflective activities, participants will gain a richer understanding of the relationship dynamics between clinical educators and their students in graduate programs, with specific emphasis on fostering relationship skills as they pertain to clinical education.

Feedback in the Clinical Education Environment

Feedback is a critical component of the clinical education process in audiology and speech-language pathology. Through high-quality and dynamic readings, multimedia offerings and reflective activities, participants will gain a richer understanding of the principles and practice of effective feedback, with specific emphasis on evidence-based approaches to delivering feedback in the clinical learning environment.

Assessing Student Performance

Assessment is a key component of the clinical education process in audiology and speech-language pathology. Through high-quality and dynamic readings, multimedia offerings and reflective activities, participants will gain a richer understanding of the principles and practice of effective feedback, with specific emphasis on evidence-based approaches to delivering feedback in the clinical learning environment.

Clinical Education Toolbox 

Sample documents to help you share the courses with your community clinical educators.

CAPCSD e-course poster

 

Note concerning access:

CAPCSD Members

CAPCSD eLearning Courses on supervision are provided at no cost to CAPCSD member programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD). Member programs are encouraged to share access to these resources with individuals engaged in the clinical instruction of graduate students in on-campus and off-campus sites.  CAPCSD members can log in to www.capcsd.org and click on the Resource link in the left column in your CAPCSD Info Hub.

 

Clinical Instructors working with CAPCSD members

If you are supervising graduate students for CAPCSD members, your university liaison has the access information to the eLearning courses.  You can identify CAPCSD member universities here and contact the university liaison.