Pearson's EBP Briefs are case studies designed to assist with using evidence-based practice (EBP) in everyday clinical decision-making. This case will examine the clinical question, “What treatment options help school-age children who stutter improve their communication so they can participate fully in educational and social activities?” 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 OASES (Yaruss & Quesal, 2010).
Course created on May 6, 2015
- Participants will be able to identify the clinical question for an example case scenario.
- Participants will be able to list relevant search criteria for retrieving evidence related to the clinical question.
- Participants will be able to identify factors to consider when evaluating the evidence.
- Participants will be able to describe a clinical decision based on the evidence analysis.
|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|
J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F
J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, F-ASHA is a researcher and clinician who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of stuttering across the lifespan. He recently joined the faculty of Michigan State University as Professor of Communicative Sciences and Disorders after 19 years at the University of Pittsburgh. Scott has served on the Board of Directors for the National Stuttering Association (NSA) and on the Steering Committee of the ASHA Special Interest Division for Fluency and Fluency Disorders. His research focuses on the development of stuttering in young children, as well as the evaluation of stuttering treatment outcomes. He has published 70 peer-reviewed papers and 115 other articles, chapters, and books about stuttering, including the Overall Assessment of the Speaker’s Experience of Stuttering (OASES). He frequently presents continuing education workshops designed to help speech-language pathologists improve their confidence and competence in helping individuals who stutter (www.Yaruss.com).
Kristin Pelczarski, PhD, CCC-SLP
Kristin M. Pelczarski, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an Assistant Professor at Kansas State University where she teaches graduate classes on stuttering and professional issues in speech pathology. She is a certified speech-language pathologist whose primary research is stuttering. Dr. Pelczarski supervises graduate students in clinical management of stuttering across the life span and serves as a co-chapter leader for the local chapter of the National Stuttering Association.
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