Evaluating Science and Pseudoscience in Speech-Language PathologyCourse: #5424 1 Hour
Because there are many questionable therapeutic techniques that people purport are effective, clinicians need a way to evaluate which approaches are based on science and which are not. Topics to be addressed will be defining pseudoscience and quackery/weird science, how to use “baloney detectors” when evaluating techniques, and how to be appropriately skeptical of all claims made.
- After this course, participants will be able to list 5 ways to not be “quacked” in selecting a therapeutic technique.
- After this course, participants will be able to define pseudoscience, quackery and skepticism.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to differentiate if a proposed approach is based on science or pseudoscience.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction and Overview|
|5-55 Minutes||Definition of term, Evidence based practice, Skepticism, Baloney detection|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
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