Clinical Supervision and the Use of a Three-Tiered Hierarchical Approach to Evaluate Student Clinician Performance Effective university clinical supervision requires the clinical instructor to modify supervisory style based on the student clinician's skill level, experience, and learning style. In addition, clinical education programs provide clinical instructors with an evaluation tool to assess the supervisee's clinical performance. This article reviews the supervisory process and models for ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2015
Clinical Supervision and the Use of a Three-Tiered Hierarchical Approach to Evaluate Student Clinician Performance
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  • Patti Solomon-Rice
    Department of Special Education and Communicative Disorders, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
  • Nancy Robinson
    Department of Special Education and Communicative Disorders, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
  • Financial Disclosure: Patti Solomon-Rice is an assistant professor at San Francisco State University. Nancy Robinson is a professor at San Francisco State University.
    Financial Disclosure: Patti Solomon-Rice is an assistant professor at San Francisco State University. Nancy Robinson is a professor at San Francisco State University.×
  • Nonfinancial Disclosure: Patti Solomon-Rice has no nonfinancial interests related to the content of this article. Nancy Robinson has no nonfinancial interests related to the content of this article.
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Article   |   June 01, 2015
Clinical Supervision and the Use of a Three-Tiered Hierarchical Approach to Evaluate Student Clinician Performance
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, June 2015, Vol. 25, 31-41. doi:10.1044/aas25.1.31
History: Received March 14, 2014 , Revised May 26, 2014 , Accepted August 26, 2014
SIG 11 Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, June 2015, Vol. 25, 31-41. doi:10.1044/aas25.1.31
History: Received March 14, 2014; Revised May 26, 2014; Accepted August 26, 2014

Effective university clinical supervision requires the clinical instructor to modify supervisory style based on the student clinician's skill level, experience, and learning style. In addition, clinical education programs provide clinical instructors with an evaluation tool to assess the supervisee's clinical performance. This article reviews the supervisory process and models for modifying supervisory styles and describes various evaluation tools that can be used to evaluate clinical skills. A clinical evaluation tool is then introduced that emphasizes clinical proficiency rather than type of clinical supervision. The tool incorporates hierarchical expectations when evaluating student clinician practicum knowledge and skills across three levels of student clinicians: beginning, intermediate, and advanced. Information is provided about the content of the three-tiered hierarchical evaluation tool and the process used to assess clinical performance. Qualitative feedback from surveys completed by clinical instructors and student clinicians about the tool is reviewed.

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