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Evaluating Science and Pseudoscience in Speech-Language Pathology

Course: #5424Level: Intermediate1 Hour 38 Reviews

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.

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Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list 5 ways to not be “quacked” in selecting a therapeutic technique.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to define pseudoscience, quackery and skepticism.
  • checkmarkAfter 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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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

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