SLP Course Details
Course # 5506
Evaluating Science and Pseudoscience in Speech-Language Pathology
This course is mobile compatible.
CEUs/Hours Offered: AG Bell - LSLS/1.0 Domain 7, CE-SPC-13-065; ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0
Course Learning Outcomes
- 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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Gregory L. Lof, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Gregory L. Lof, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, a graduate school founded by the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
His research, teaching and clinical interests primarily are with children who have speech sound disorders. Dr. Lof was the 2004 and 2009 topic coordinator for speech sound disorders for the ASHA conventions and has served on the 1995, 1998, 2002, 2007 and 2008 ASHA Convention Program Committees. He was a member on ASHA’s Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders that conducted evidence-based systematic reviews of oral motor exercises. He is also on the communications committee of the Council on Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Dr. Lof was recently elected to a three year term to be the Massachusetts representative on the ASHA Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Board.
Dr. Lof has published numerous articles, primarily on childhood speech sound disorders. He has presented over 40 peer-reviewed and 36 invited presentations/workshops at ASHA conventions, universities, school districts, and state and international association conventions. He was recently the keynote speaker at the annual convention of the Speech Pathology Australia (2010) and the Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome international conference (2011).
Disclosure: This presenter has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Continuing Education Information
Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit, where applicable.
Please Note: The exam and course evaluation must be completed within 30 days of course registration.
To participate in the course, complete the exam, and earn continuing education credit (where applicable), you must be a CEU Total Access member.
AG Bell - Listening and Spoken Language Credential
This course is offered for 1 hour(s) of CE Credit from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language. For an explanation of content areas, please view pdf listing all 9 "domains."
American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)
Kansas Dept of Health & Environment
Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.
California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 1 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.
Speech-Language and Audiology Canada
Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.
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