Simucase Guided Observation Program

With the Simucase Guided Observation Program, students can earn observation hours at their own pace in a safe virtual environment! SLP students can earn up to 25 observation hours and OT students can earn up to 20 observation hours.

What is guided observation?

To earn observation hours, you will watch a curated set of videos selected by our expert editorial team, which includes NBCOT-certified occupational therapists and ASHA-certified speech-language pathologists.*

The videos include patients of all ages in various settings. They cover a wide range of assessments and interventions. And all of the videos include interactive, engaging questions that encourage self-paced learning.

Ready to get started?

  • Reach out to the academic program coordinator and confirm that they will accept watching videos for observation hours.
  • Purchase a Simucase membership.
  • Download the video checklist for your professional area of study:
  • The checklist includes a link to each video in the library along with its topic area and run time.

Watch the videos

  • Choose the videos you’d like to watch based on the topics you’re interested in and that meet the hour(s) you need to earn.
  • Watch each video in Interactive Mode and answer the questions.
  • You must watch each video all the way through for the completed record to show up in your My Learning transcript.

Tips for improving your observation skills

  • Avoid distractions while watching observation videos.
  • Keep a journal. Write down your observations and questions.
  • Pay attention to details. Try to identify which details are important.
  • Quantify things as you see them. Practice recording data.

Participate in a guided discussion

  • When you’re done watching all of the videos, sign up for a Zoom webinar and participate in a guided discussion led by an NBCOT-certified OT or an ASHA-certified SLP:
  • You are required to participate and answer questions during the guided discussion webinar.

  • Following the webinar, you will receive a certificate of participation.**
  • Download your video activity record. Provide the documentation to your supervisor. If your school or program already uses Simucase, your faculty will also have a record of the videos you completed.

*Simucase supervisors will approve only video observation hours that students earn from watching the videos on the video checklist. No substitutions will be accepted.

**It may take up to five business days to process your certificate. Please plan accordingly.


Please contact us at or 855-747-9547.