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New ventures in group placements for students (1): Group Placements in Under Fives Centres

Parker, A; Cummins, K; (1997) New ventures in group placements for students (1): Group Placements in Under Fives Centres. Speech and Language Therapy in Practice 13 - 15.

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Abstract

The first of two reports of a new approach to speech and language therapy students' professional development in clinical placements, this report describes a group placement for speech and language therapy students in Under Fives Centres. Traditionally, speech and language therapy students have been placed individually in placements with a model of learning which involves one-to-one, often continuous, supervision by a fully qualified speech and language therapist. This project was designed to solve two well knowm problems with one solution. The first problem, limited staffing resources, is sometimes given as a reason for the second, a shortage of clinical places for students. Here the aim was to combine effective use of limited clinical resources for children under five years of age with a consistent, well-supervised and high quality learning experience for students working in groups. The results of the project are described in relationship to the perspectives of the students, the clinical supervisors and the university

Type:Article
Title:New ventures in group placements for students (1): Group Placements in Under Fives Centres
Keywords:groups, clinical placements, higher education, professional development, speech and language therapy, speech, models
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences

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