Clinical Instructor Resources
This link leads to a SurveyMonkey survey. If you are a CI who has worked with a student PTA from SPC, please complete this to let us know how we are doing!
This is the form that will be used to conduct site visit(s) during the clinical experience. Take a look at this so you know what kind of information to have ready.
PTA CPI Instructions
This describes how to log in to your PTA CPI account.
This describes how to access and complete the PTA CPI training through the APTA Learning Center.
This link opens the PTA CPI document, so you can see what the assessment looks like.
Tips for Working with Students
- Being a Good/GREAT Clinical Instructor
- Expectations of CIs : this is the SPC PTA Program policy regarding clinical instructor qualifications and expectations.
- CI Training : this runs through the basics of being a Clinical Instructor. This is intended to supplement an in-person CI Credentialing Course.
- Qualities of a GREAT CI : describes what great CIs do.
- Tips for being a GREAT CI : more tips for being a great CI.
- Setting Up for Clinical Learning
- Structuring Clinical Teaching : provides a general framework around which to structure the clinical experience.
- Preventing Problems : explains three stages of prevention to address student problems.
- Integrating a Student and a Busy Practice : gives suggestions for maintaining a high caseload during a clinical experience.
- Working with Multiple Students : describes collaborative learning, and how to take advantage of working with more than one student at a time.
- Teaching a Student PTA vs. a Student PT : this outlines appropriate expectations for a student PTA (as compared to a student PT and a technician).
- Supervision Considerations : balances the approach of "holding a student's hand" with the "throwing the student to the wolves" approach.
- Giving Feedback
- Creating a Learning Atmosphere : describes the right kind of stress to facilitate learning.
- Qualities of Good Feedback : explains six components of good feedback.
- Addressing Skill Deficit by Domain : provides three domains that must be addressed to resolve observed skill deficits
- Addressing Affective Skills : gives tips for addressing "soft skills"
- Teaching Tips
- Teaching the Adult Learner : gives suggestions for teaching adults (which all of the students are).
- Matching Teaching and Learning Styles : describes teaching and learning styles, and suggests which matches with which.
- Teaching Millenials : gives tips for engaging millenials.
- Instructing by Asking : describes how to ask questions to effect learning.
- Strategies for Teaching Critical Thinking : gives approaches for teaching critical thinking.
- Teaching Clinical Decision-Making : describes how to emphasize evidence-based practice in clinical decision-making.
- Teaching Critical Thinking : describes one method (red light, yellow light, green light) to teach critical thinking.
- Helping with Licensure Exam Prep : gives suggestions on how to help students prepare for the licensing exam during the clinical experience.
- Challenging Strength Knowledge & Application : provides ideas for challenging the student when it comes to strengthening principles and techniques.
Tools for Students
- Chart Review Template : click this link, and use the document to walk through a thorough PT evaluation review
- Using Technology for Clinical Learning : this link opens a document that lists options for apps, Podcasts, and YouTube channels that might be useful during the clinical experience.
- Defensible Documentation : describes elements of good documentation, with examples.
- Clinical Tests
- Fullerton Advanced Balance Scale
- Mini BESTest
- Gait Sample Videos - COMING SOON!
Tools for Clinicians
- http://blog.dinopt.com/adventures-in-w-sitting/ : this is a link to a blog posting with information about W-sitting, written for "public consumption".