Education is changing. Virtual learning is now a common occurrence. Along with this change, more and more virtual learning tools are being used in the educational setting. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has recognized this change and has modified certification standards to include clinical simulation experiences in graduate speech-language training programs. Along with this modification, critical thinking skills are an expected goal, not only in face-to-face experiences, but also in simulation experiences. Educators need to meet this expectation to ensure that future speech-language pathologists are fully prepared to make sound decisions within the clinical setting. Educators may benefit from the following suggestions in regards to the use of critical thinking skills within a clinical simulation experience.
Ellis, Carol M. Ph.D
"Using Simulation and Critical Thinking in Speech-Language Pathology: A University Case Study,"
Journal of Human Services: Training, Research, and Practice: Vol. 2
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/jhstrp/vol2/iss2/6