Using a Computer as a Clinical Data Assistant (CCC#5)

To demonstrate this competency, the clinician uses a computer-based device to assist with data collection and/or analysis during assessment or intervention. Recently, clinicians have been exploring the use of handheld technology, such as personal digital assistants, to accomplish this. For example, a clinician might use her PDA to tally client disfluencies during a therapy activity.

Based on content from:
Cochran, P. S. (2005). Clinical computing competency for speech-language pathologists. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.

For further reading also consider:

Ingram, K., Bunta, F., & Ingram, D. (2004). Digital data collection and analysis: Application for clinical practice. Language, Speech, & Hearing Services in Schools, 35, 112-121.



© 2006-2007 Paula S. Cochran, Ph.D., CCCSLP