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A Handbook for Evidence-based Practice in Communication Disorders

A Handbook for Evidence-based Practice in Communication Disorders

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By (author) Chris A. Dollaghan

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  • Publisher: Brookes Publishing Co
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 13mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 15 October 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Baltimore
  • ISBN 10: 1557668701
  • ISBN 13: 9781557668707
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 75,341

Product description

This book is an introductory guide to the origin, definition, and use of evidence-based practice in communication disorders. It serves as a reference for speech-language pathologists and audiologists to the principles and process of evidence-based practice. The volume defines evidence-based practice and describes the origin of the concept. In addition, the book discusses how to evaluate evidence for use in clinical practice, diagnosis and screening, and treatment. It also provides step-by-step guidance for clinical decision-making in speech, hearing, and language disorders.

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Author information

Chris A. Dollaghan is Professor, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, The University of Texas at Dallas.

Review quote

"Comprehensive, illuminating, accessible volume that takes the mystery out of EBP . . . should be on every SLP and audiologists desk." --Jon F. Miller, Ph.D.

Table of contents

Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice; Asking Questions about Evidence; Finding Evidence; Validity: An Overview; Importance: An Overview; CATE: Critical Appraisal of Treatment Evidence; Critical Appraisal of Diagnostic Evidence (CADE); CASM: Critical Appraisal of Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses; Integrating and Updating Evidence in Clinical Practice; Contributing Evidence: Suggestions for Scientists and Clinicians; Conclusion: A Way Forward.