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Pearson's EBP Briefs: Sleep Disorders as a Risk to Language Learning and Use

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1.5 Hour  

Pearson's EBP Briefs are case-based courses designed to assist with everyday decision-making in clinical practice. This case will examine the clinical question, “Are people with sleep disorders at higher risk for language learning deficits than healthy sleepers?” The related literature search and analysis, along with the resultant clinical decision and application to clinical practice, will also be discussed. A good assessment tool for this case is the Preschool Language Scale – 5th Edition (PLS-5).

Course created on April 21, 2016

Unlimited CEU Access - $99/year


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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to identify the clinical question for an example case scenario.
  • After this course, participants will be able to list relevant search criteria for retrieving evidence related to the clinical question.
  • After this course, participants will be able to identify factors to consider when evaluating the evidence.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe a clinical decision based on the evidence analysis.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-20 Minutes Background and Clinical Question
20-45 Minutes Search for Evidence
45-70 Minutes Evaluating the Evidence
70-90 Minutes The Evidence-based Decision and Application to Clinical Practice

Course Presenters

karla k mcgregor

Karla K. McGregor, PhD, CCC-SLP

Karla McGregor conducts research on word learning and memory in children and adults who have developmental language impairments and other communication disorders. She teaches courses in the areas of childhood language impairment, evidence-based practice, and scientific writing.


rebecca alper

Rebecca Alper, PhD, CCC-SLP

Rebecca is a post-doctoral fellow and licensed speech-language pathologist working with Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek on the Enhancing Communication Foundations project.  Rebecca completed her M.A., Ph.D. and a graduate certificate in Biostatistics at the University of Iowa, where she was a Presidential Fellow under the co-mentorship of Dr. Richard Hurtig and Dr. Karla McGregor.  Her research thus far has focused on the role of clinicians and caregivers as agents of early speech-language and pre-literacy intervention, with a focus on the impact of psychosocial factors on intervention gains.  Additionally, Rebecca is interested in research methodology and data analysis for speech-language research.


Presenter Disclosure: Karla McGregor - FInancial: Karla McGregor was paid by Pearson at the time of publication for authoring this article. She has received NIDCD grant funding for research related to this topic. Non-financial: No non-financial relationships to disclose. Rebecca Alper - Financial: Rebecca Alper was paid by Pearson at the time of publication for authoring this article. Non-financial: No non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented by SpeechPathology.com in cooperation with Pearson Assessments.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Advanced level, Professional Area)


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Kansas Dept of Health & Environment

Approved for 1.5 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

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