Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) Simulations White Paper

Patient simulations used to enhance the training of students in medical and other professions are now used in training students in communication sciences and disorders. Virtual simulated clients are one of the various types of simulations. This paper describes how SimuCase client simulations, by SpeechPathology.com, are utilized in the training of speech-language pathology assistants (SLPAs) at Mitchell Technical Institute (MTI).
Primary Material Type:
Mitchell Technical Institute
Speech-Language Pathology, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant, simulations, virtual clients,

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Speechpathology.com - this company is a provider of education and training materials and services for Speech-Language Professionals. They created and own the original simulation software that provided simulations for Speech-Language Pathologists. They adapted the software and created simulations appropriate for Speech-Language Pathology Assistants through this project.
Industry Sector:
Health Care and Social Assistance -- Social Assistance -- Vocational Rehabilitation Services (6243)
Community and Social Services Occupations -- Rehabilitation Counselors (21-1015)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (51)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Associate Degree
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Number of courses in the program:
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Copyright / Licensing

Primary License:
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.