A developmental conceptualization of clinical problem solving
Journal/Book: J Commun Disord. 1996; 29: 655 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10010. Elsevier Science Publ Co Inc. 199-221.
Abstract: A taxonomy for assessing clinician development in three areas of problem solving based upon cognitive learning theory (Shapiro & Moses, 1989) was applied to the analysis of videotaped clinical sessions involving three student clinicians. The purpose was to evaluate, from a developmental perspective, the clinical performance of clinicians rated by their supervisors as performing at different skill levels. Three developmental profiles in three domains of problem solving (perspective taking, variables considered, and solutions generated during clinical problem solving) were derived from these analyses. The results supported the application of a developmental conceptualization to the assessment and facilitation of problem-solving skills in the professional preparation of speech-language pathologists.
Note: Article N Moses, Long Isl Univ, Dept Speech Commun Sci & Theater, H409, 1 Univ Plaza, Brooklyn Campus, Brooklyn, NY 11201 USA
Keyword(s): SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY; AUDIOLOGY