- Students learn best through active engagement. Although experiences vary, practicing skills in clinical situations have proven to be an effective method.
- Practicing skills in a simulated controlled environment provides opportunities for students to receive feedback on their skills.
- Standardized patient experiences provide students a safe environment to practice clinical skills in challenging situations. These experiences have been shown to have a positive impact on learning.
Recommended CitationZapletal, MS, OTR/L, Audrey; Hargraves, BA, Rob; and Cooke, MS, OTR/L, Gina, "Integrating the Classroom, Clinic, and Use of Simulation to Prepare Students for Working with Individuals with SCI" (2014). Department of Occupational Therapy, Presentations. Paper 14.