The clinical reasoning skills of Speech and Language Therapy students.

Hoben, Kirsty, Varley, Rosemary and Cox, Richard (2006) The clinical reasoning skills of Speech and Language Therapy students. In: Annual Conference of the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists 2006: Realising the vision, University of Ulster, Belfast.

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Abstract

Difficulties experienced by novices in clinical reasoning have been well documented in many fields, especially medicine (Elstein et al., 1978; Patel and Groen, 1986; Boshuizen and Schmidt, 1992, 2000; Rikers et al., 2004). These studies have shown that novice clinicians have difficulties with both knowledge and strategy in clinical reasoning tasks. Speech and language therapy students must also learn to reason clinically, yet to date there is little evidence of how they learn to do so. In this paper, we report the clinical reasoning difficulties of a group of speech and language therapy students. We make a comparison with experienced speech and language therapists reasoning and propose some methods and materials to aid the development of clinical reasoning in speech and language therapy students.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Depositing User: Richard Cox
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:19
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2012 13:43
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20044
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