ISHA 2023 Virtual Educational Series: Supervision Session


Supervision and Mentoring in Speech-Language Pathology

*Please note that this presentation was offered as a part of ISHA's 2023 Hybrid Convention as an on-demand session. If you obtained CEUs for this session as a part of the 2023 ISHA Convention, you may not obtain CEUs for it as a part of the 2023 ISHA Virtual Educational Series. 


Presented by: Deborah T. Scheble, SLPD

Dr. Deborah Scheble, SLP.D, CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor and Clinical Instructor at Gannon University, is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and has practiced as a Speech-Language Pathologist in Florida for over 20 years.  She received a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Florida, a Higher Education Teaching Certificate from Harvard University, and a Doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology from Northwestern University.  Dr. Scheble’s research interests include the development of graduate and post-graduate healthcare professionals. In addition to treating individuals in the acute care, subacute, school, and home healthcare settings, she has focused on quality improvement, ethics, Clinical Fellowship mentorship, and leadership.


Session length: Two hours


Activity Description: Speech-Language Pathologists are required to complete clinical practicum hours during graduate school and a Clinical Fellowship post-graduate school. However, limited research exists regarding the efficacy of supervisory and mentoring strategies resulting in the use of arbitrarily determined methods. A scoping review of supervisory models for post-graduate healthcare professionals revealed that mentorship was positively associated with retention, decreased burnout, career success, and research involvement.  While both mentees and mentors found value in mentorship programs, certain program characteristics, styles, topics, and traits had a greater impact than others. Likewise, preliminary results of a scoping review focused on clinical instruction found that graduate clinicians reported an increase in knowledge, skills, and confidence as a result of specific supervisory elements.


Session Agenda:

  • 0-5 minutes: Introduction and Course Overview
  • 5-10 minutes: Professional Development Requirements
  • 10-25 minutes: Path to Supervision
  • 25-45 minutes: Mentorship Models for the Development of Post-Graduate Healthcare Professionals
  • 45-105 minutes: Clinical Instruction
  • 105-120 minutes: Additional Resources


Learning Objectives: After attending the presentation, participants will be able to

  • Describe the three most valued mentor traits.
  • Analyze supervisory program elements, activities, and recommendations.
  • Integrate positive outcomes of clinical instruction and mentorship programs. 


Disclosure Information:

  • Financial: Deborah Scheble is employed by and receives a salary from Gannon University. Deborah Scheble received a speaking fee from the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association for this presentation.
  • Nonfinancial: Deborah Scheble does not have a relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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