Preliminary results concerning difficulty levels of client cases in "Simulations in Developmental Disabilities: SIDD" are presented. Participants conducted assessments to identify causes of problem behavior and propose treatments for 10 clients. Although SIDD may teach clinical decision-making skills, providing numerous cases did not guarantee learning for all participants. Exposure to a difficult case early in instruction was associated with better overall performance by participants. Additionally, treatment performance best indicated perceived difficulty level. Further experimental research comparing order of difficulty is recommended.
Desrochers, Marcie N.; Crone-Todd, Darlene E.; and Conheady, Tim J., "Case Difficulty of Simulation Software" (2006). Psychology Faculty Publications. 2.
Desrocher, M.N., Crone-Todd, D., and Conheady, T. (2006). Case Difficulty of Simulation Software. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 10, 24-28.