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distance education communicative sciences and disorders

Ana Carulina Pereira Spinardi, Wanderléia Quinhoneiro Blasca, Chao Lung Wen, Luciana Paula Maximino
BACKGROUND: distance learning (DL) is becoming a higher education modality with a meaningful impact. It offers students flexibility, mobility and choices. Also it can reach a greater number of professionals and students in a more effective way, when compared to other learning modalities, without losing quality. Brazil needs to develop direct actions to DL in the fields of Speech-Language Pathology and Hearing, due to its great continental territory (8,514,215.3Km(2)) and irregular distribution of professionals who work in these specific fields (i...
July 2009: Pró-fono: Revista de Atualização Científica
Daniel D Squires, Stephen J Gumbley, Susan A Storti
Underutilization of evidence-based treatments for substance abuse represents a longstanding problem for the field and the public health of our nation. Those who would most benefit from research advances (community treatment agencies and the clients they serve) have historically been the least likely to be exposed to innovative evidence-based methods for substance abuse treatment. To help address this gap, the Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England (ATTC-NE), located at Brown University, has adapted and implemented an organizational change strategy intended to equip substance abuse treatment organizations and their employees with the skills needed to adopt evidence-based treatment practices...
April 2008: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
Scott T Leatherdale, Sarah Viehbeck, Caroline Murphy, Cameron Norman, Annette S H Schultz
OBJECTIVE: Current and emerging public health challenges require a new approach to research training. The purpose of the CIHR-Strategic Training Program in Tobacco Research (STPTR) is to equip the next generation of scientific leaders with the knowledge, skills and experiences that will enhance their ability to conduct tobacco research that will have a positive impact on the health of the population. PARTICIPANTS: Graduate students or post-doctoral fellows from any university in Canada who are working with a STPTR Mentor in the broad area of tobacco control...
January 2007: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
Ann K Lieberth, Douglas R Martin
With distance learning becoming more of a reality than a novelty in many undergraduate and graduate training programs, web-based clinical simulations can be identified as an instructional option in distance education that has both a sound pedagogical foundation and clinical relevance. The purpose of this article is to report on the instructional effectiveness of a web-based pure-tone audiometry simulator by undergraduate and graduate students in speech-language pathology. Graduate and undergraduate majors in communication sciences and disorders practiced giving basic hearing tests on either a virtual web-based audiometer or a portable audiometer...
February 2005: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
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