ERIC Number: EJ781967
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Qualitative Examination of Current Guidelines for Evidence-Based Practice in Child Language Intervention
Brackenbury, Tim; Burroughs, Elizabeth; Hewitt, Lynne E.
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, v39 n1 p78-88 Jan 2008
Purpose: The present investigation examines the time, effort, and resources that evidence-based practice (EBP) requires, and looks at what types of results are obtained. Method: Principles of EBP as outlined by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association were applied to 3 treatment case studies. Results: The cases took between 3 and 7 hr to complete and yielded different amounts and types of results. Individual article searches yielded better results than did searches of systematic reviews. Most evidence found was from small-group and individual case studies. Conclusion: EBP is a necessary part of effective and ethical treatment. The resources needed, time involved, and availability of relevant information make current guidelines for EBP challenging for most full-time practitioners. Specific recommendations to address these concerns are offered.
Descriptors: Child Language, Guidelines, Case Studies, Language Acquisition, Intervention, Qualitative Research, Scientific Research, Ethics, Speech Language Pathology, Autism, Speech Therapy, Vocabulary Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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