Like all health professionals, speech and language therapists(SLTs) need to keep themselves up-to-date with the researchevidence base that is relevant to their field of practice and beable to show how this contributes to their clinicaldecision-making. However, it is not always clear to practitionershow evidence-based practice (EBP) can be properly embedded in theirday-to-day activities. In this valuable book, Hazel Roddam andJemma Skeat present a wealth of instructive examples by SLTcontributors from around the world, showing how clinicians,educators, and researchers have risen to the EBP challenge.
Embedding evidence-based practice in speech and languagetherapy showcases the creative ways that SLTs are developingknowledge and skills for EBP, creating contexts that support theuse of evidence in practice, and working towards making evidenceeasily accessible and usable. It includes real-life examples of howSLTs have encountered a clinical problem or situation and haveaccessed and used the evidence within their day-to-day practice.The contributors come from a wide range of work settings, fromservices situated within large organizations to those inindependent practice, and represent a range of clinical areas, frompaediatric to adult and across speech, language, voice, fluency,Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), anddysphagia.
This book is written for an audience of clinical practitioners,at any stage of their career, and is additionally a valuableresource for SLT students and lecturers.