SLTs, clients, students, etc. can have an entirely positive video experience with no tears and nasty surprises using Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) – also knows as SPIN and VEROC (Video Enhanced Reflection on Communication).
There is evidence that the VIG approach, focussing on strengths in interaction, is a very effective way to use video to improve communication.
I have tried it with clients with severe communication problems, eg. no speech at all many years post-stroke, with other health professionals and SLT students. Even the most video-phobic have enjoyed the experience and have improved in confidence as well as communicative competence.
I would recommend the VIG approach to anyone interested in using video as a clinical or reflective practice tool.
Liz Panton MRCSLT
Gateshead PCT (South of Tyne and Wear)
Thanks Liz! That website looks like a really useful resource.