Using the Computer a Context for Conversation

This competency requires clinicians to use the computer as a context for conversation with one or more clients. This means that a computer activity serves as the topic and focus for communication between the clinician and client(s). They may be working together, for example, to create a greeting card, write a story, or solve a puzzle. This way of using a computer leaves the responsibility for goals and sequencing the activity in the hands of the clinician. The clinician is also responsible for providing reinforcement and deciding how and when the client has met the goals of the activity. Software used for such activities is usually more flexible and more open-ended than CAI software.

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


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