Promising Practices in E-Supervision: Exploring Graduate Speech-Language Pathology Interns’ Perceptions

  • Charles H. Carlin
  • Jennifer L. Milam The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
  • Emily L. Carlin The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
  • Ashley Owen The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio

Abstract

E-supervision has a potential role in addressing speech-language personnel shortages in rural and difficult to staff school districts. The purposes of this article are twofold: to determine how e-supervision might support graduate speech-language pathologist (SLP) interns placed in rural, remote, and difficult to staff public school districts; and, to investigate interns’ perceptions of in-person supervision compared to e-supervision. The study used a mixed methodology approach and collected data from surveys, supervision documents and records, and interviews. The results showed the use of e-supervision allowed graduate SLP interns to be adequately supervised across a variety of clients and professional activities in a manner that was similar to in-person supervision. Further, e-supervision was perceived as a more convenient and less stressful supervision format when compared to in-person supervision. Other findings are discussed and implications and limitations provided.

  

Author Biography

Charles H. Carlin

School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Assistant Professor

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Published
2012-12-14
How to Cite
Carlin, C. H., Milam, J. L., Carlin, E. L., & Owen, A. (2012). Promising Practices in E-Supervision: Exploring Graduate Speech-Language Pathology Interns’ Perceptions. International Journal of Telerehabilitation, 4(2). https://doi.org/10.5195/ijt.2012.6103
Section
E-Supervision