9:15 am - 10:45 am

Target Audiences
Speech-Language Pathology
Communication Health Assistant


Time & Length of Session
Morning Sessions

Assessing Entry-To-Practice Competencies: The Changing Canadian Clinical Education Landscape

The language used in the descriptions reflects the language of the sessions.

Authors: Susan Wagner, BSc (SPA), MSc (CD), Reg. CASLPO, S-LP(C); Coord of Graduate Studies, Coord of Clinical Education, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; Lu-Anne Mc Farlane, BSc, MSc; Associate Professor, Associate Chair, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Faculty of Rehabilitaiton Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB; Justine Hamilton, MClSc, Reg CASLPO, MBA; Director of Clinical Education, Assistant Professor, Speech-Language Pathology, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Mc Master University, Hamilton, ON; Lynn Ellwood, BSc (CD), MHSc, MBA, Reg. CASLPO, S-LP(C), Department of  Speech-Language Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.

Many clinicians support the clinical education of student learners and mentor newly-graduated clinicians with entry-to-practice competencies. Understanding the new competency-based entry-to-practice Canadian landscape and resultant changes in assessment of learners is thus imperative. This workshop provides an exploration of key features and concepts related to the competency-based education and assessment for learning. The session will augment brief didactic presentations with interactive discussion and reflection. Participants will apply competency-based assessment principles using examples from the new Canadian Assessment of Clinical Competence, which will then enable them to apply these concepts and strategies in their own contexts.



Susan J. Wagner
B.Sc. (SPA), M.Sc. (CD), Reg. CASLPO, S-LP(C)


Lynn Ellwood
B.Sc. (CD), M.H.Sc., MBA, Reg. CASLPO, S-LP(C)


Justine Hamilton
M.Cl.Sc., MBA, Reg. CASLPO