Selecting Apps for Therapy: A tutorial for SLPs on using an EBP model to assist with choosing intervention tools
Course Learning Outcomes
- After this course, participants will be able to define the 4 meanings of “Apps for Therapy” as it relates to this tutorial.
- After this course, participants will be able to frame a research question based on PICO (population, intervention, comparison, outcome.
- After this course, participants will be able to list 3 search strategies for research related to the question (sources, time limit, and narrow/wide criteria).
- After this course, participants will be able to list 3 issues to consider when critically evaluating the evidence (1. Quality & credibility; 2. Usefulness; and 3. Evidence ranges from low to high).
- After this course, participants will be able to identify 3 issues to consider when making a decision that integrates the evidence with clinical expertise and patient/client values
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction of speakers; how and why we decided to collaborate|
|5-15 Minutes||Definitions, brief history and trends with smartphones, tablets, mp3 players and apps|
|15-20 Minutes||Concerns about the uses of apps in therapy|
|20-30 Minutes||Overview of EBP and myths surrounding EBP|
|30-35 Minutes||Viewing Apps within the Context of Evidence-Based Practice|
|35-55 Minutes||How to use EBP as a guideline for selecting apps in therapy: The 5 step process|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion and Questions|
Lara L. Wakefield, PhD, CCC-SLP
Dr. Lara Wakefield, CCC-SLP, has 18 years of experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She has researched the roles of the Speech-Language Pathologists and teachers in collaborative settings related to language and literacy for 14 years in several grant -funded projects. She has been a special education advocate for families of children with special needs for the past 5 years, focusing on improving the IEP process for parents. She has presented at state and national meetings for over15 years on these topics. Dr. Wakefield has worked in a variety of settings: rehabilitation, home health, schools, and universities. She is now in private practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist and Parent Advocate at Wakefield Consultation Services, LLC.
Theresa Schaber, M.A., CCC-SLP
Ms. Theresa Schaber, MS, CCC-SLP, has 15 years of experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist . She has worked in various rehabilitation, SNF settings, and early childhood intervention. For the past 3 years, she has been researching therapy apps in the context of evidence-based practice principles. She works PRN and as a CF supervisor for a post-acute rehabilitation facility.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)
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