Pearson's EBP Briefs are case-based courses designed to assist with everyday decision-making in clinical practice. This case examined the question, “Should practitioners conduct a formal or informal communication assessment prior to completing a preference assessment to accurately identify preferences for students with severe developmental disabilities?” The related literature search & analysis, along with the resultant clinical decision & application to clinical practice, will also be discussed. A relevant assessment tool for this case is the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, Third Edition (Vineland-3).
Course created on May 25, 2018
- 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.
|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|
Alexandra Da Fonte, PhD
Dr. Alexandra Da Fonte is an Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt University. Her interests are in special education including severe disabilities, integrating augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), teacher training, bridging research-to-practice, and on training pre-service special education teachers to work with students with significant communication needs. Dr. Da Fonte has over 20 years of experience working with students with intellectual and multiple disabilities as well as with students with complex communication needs (CCN).
Miriam Boesch, PhD
Dr. Miriam C. Boesch is an Associate Professor in Special Education at the University of North Texas with over 15 years of experience with students with severe disabilities. Her areas of interest include augmentative and alternative communication interventions for individuals with autism, evidence-based strategies for decreasing problem behaviors, and pre-/in-service personnel preparation.
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