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In remote placement, there is still the in-person interaction between the audiologist as clinical educator and the client. With facilitation by the audiologist, the student can participate in the following:
- History taking
- Giving instructions for all procedures
- Results integration and feedback
- Management and ongoing rehabilitation planning
- Goal setting and counselling
- Hearing device set up, programming and adjustments
As the clinical educator in the encounter, your role is essential in ensuring the client understands what is happening and ensuring the experience runs as required. In this regard, your role has not changed from having the student in the clinical room with you. It is simply a reconfiguration of how everyone will interact with one another. This may mean your instructions to the student need to be a little more explicit and direct than previously.
For example, you may need to ask the student what they would like to do in terms of additional instructions during audiometry, and then inform the client on the student’s behalf if audibility is poor. You can relay impedance results to the student, who can then clinically integrate and prepare for feedback. You may need to move your client into a more optimal seating position for when discussion involving the student occurs.