WSU students earn top summer score award for SimuCase simulated learning case study


DETROIT, MI, July 29, 2016  - Wayne State University students, in the department of Communication Science and Disorders, were recently commended for earning top scores during a SimuCase simulated learning program for the Summer 2016 semester. The case study was part of the school's Dysphagia course in the Speech Pathology Master's program using SimuCase, a computer-based, simulation technology that allows students to assess, diagnose, make recommendations and provide intervention for a library of virtual clients. The winning scores were assessed for a case study involving "Audrey," a 77 year old female with Lewy Body Dementia. The patient's symptoms included difficulty eating and drinking. 

"Our students put themselves in the role of the speech-language pathologist at an outpatient center assigned to complete Audrey's video swallow study," says Tausha Beardsley, M.A., CCC-SLP, the course instructor. "Despite the difficulty level, our students achieved the summer's top scores for this case study. We are extremely proud of their accomplishment."

"It is a privilege to work with the best SLP/SLPA programs and professionals in the nation," says Clint Johnson, Vice President of SimuCase Education. "Our goal is to give students a competitive advantage as they prepare to enter the workforce, while providing active learning experiences that increase clinical knowledge and skills."

The SimuCase program is currently used in over 130 CSD programs around the country. To learn more about SimuCase, visit

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