New Ida Institute’s Time and Talk Tool


Ida Institute’s new Time and Talk Tool is designed to help clinicians gather information and complete required clinical tasks while also attempting to build a relationship with patients. The goal of this tool is indeed to show the practitionner how to integrate process skills and practical clinical skills in a patient-centered audiological consultation within the given time of the appointment. The tool’s experiential learning approach uses scenarios and role-plays of mock consultation sessions that allow role-players as well as observers to share in the insights gained. The newest addition to the non-profit institute’s Ida Tool Room is available for free on the Ida website and contains a flexible and easy-to-implement workshop program for practicing clinicians and students. Short video clips from a workshop conducted at the University of Bristol provide an easy-to-follow guide through the tool’s various activities and role-play exercises.