Comparison of first and second year Speech-Language Therapy students in terms of demonstration of person centered care
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Favreau, Christin (2011). Comparison of first and second year Speech-Language Therapy students in terms of demonstration of person centered care. -- In Proceedings: 7th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 71-72
Research has indicated that student clinicians in the field of Speech-Language Pathology have the tendency to be more task oriented and structured in therapy sessions rather than person centered. The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a difference in person centered care behaviors between the two sets of student clinicians due to different levels of experience and other factors. In this study, the person centered care behaviors exhibited by first year and second year Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) student clinicians were compared. Two first year student clinicians and two second year student clinicians, who were both doing their clinical practicum at Wichita State University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, and their clients, consented to participate in the study. The student clinicians were observed during their therapy sessions and analyzed for person centered care behaviors, using the Person Centered Care Behavior Inventory Scale and the Global Behavior Scale. Results of the study indicated no clear difference between first-year or second-year clinicians on either measure.
Paper presented to the 7th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Marcus Welcome Center, Wichita State University, May 4, 2011.
Research completed at the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders