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Pearson's EBP Briefs: The Effects of Structured Writing Intervention for Elementary Students With Special Needs: A Systematic Review

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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, “Is there evidence for using strategic approaches to writing intervention among elementary school children with special needs?” The related literature search and analysis, along with the resultant clinical decision and application to clinical practice, will also be discussed. A relevant assessment tool for this case is the CELF-5 (Semel, Wiig & Secord, 2013).

Course created on May 6, 2015

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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 describe a clinical decision based on the evidence analysis.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-20 Minutes Background and Clinical Question
20-30 Minutes Search for Evidence
30-50 Minutes Evaluating the Evidence
50-60 Minutes The Evidence-based Decision and Application to Clinical Practice

Course Presenters

julie masterson

Julie Masterson, PhD, CCC-SLP

Julie Masterson is Associate Provost- Dean of the Graduate College and Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Missouri State University. She has taught courses in research design and language-literacy development and disorders.  Dr. Masterson is a trustee for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation and served as Vice President for Research and Technology for ASHA and President of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders.  She has over 150 presentations and publications in language and literacy.  Dr. Masterson is co-author of Spelling Performance Evaluation for Language and Literacy-2 (Learning by Design), Beyond Baby Talk 2: From Speech to Spelling: A Guide to Language and Literacy Development for Parents and Caregivers (Random House) and Clinical Decision Making in Developmental Language Disorders (Brooks). She is Associate Editor for Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools and served as Associate Editor for the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Guest Associate Editor for Journal of Speech and Hearing ResearchTopics in Language Disorders, and Seminars in Speech and Language.  Dr. Masterson is a Fellow and certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She holds degrees in both speech-language pathology and elementary education and has worked as a classroom teacher.


angella powell webb

Angella Powell-Webb, MS, CCC-SLP

After graduating with a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of the West Indies, Angella spent 9 years teaching High School English Language, Literature and Communication Studies at Advanced Level in the Caribbean. In addition, she graded examination scripts of students who sat for the Communication Studies course for the regional Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) yearly examination.  Angella pursue a graduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorder at Missouri State University in 2004 and has served as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the school districts of the Houston, Texas area since 2009.


Presenter Disclosure: Julie Masterson - Financial: Julie Masterson has authored presentations & publications related to this topic. She was paid by Pearson at the time of publication for authoring this article. Nonfinancial: No relationships to disclose.Angella Powell-Webb - Financial: Angella Powell-Webb was paid by Pearson at the time of publication for authoring this article. Nonfinancial: No 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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