As clinicians we must be skeptical of many therapy procedures and marketed products because they may be based on pseudoscience and quackery. Participants will learn how to evaluate claims being made about products and procedures so they can select methods that are evidence- and science-based.
Course created on December 12, 2017
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the differences between procedures that are based on science and those based on pseudoscience.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to effectively use "tools for skeptical thinking" to help make therapeutic decisions.
- After this course, participants will be able to list cognitive biases that can negatively influence our clinical decisions.
|5-30 Minutes||What is Science vs. Pseudoscience, Quackery and Skepticism?|
|30-40 Minutes||Ways to avoid getting quacked|
|40-55 Minutes||Cognitive biases that influence our thinking|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Gregory Lof, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA
Dr. Gregory Lof is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. His research, teaching, and clinical interests continue to deal with children who have speech sound disorders and the use of science to guide practice.
Dr. Lof twice was the topic coordinator for speech sound disorders for ASHA conventions and has served on seven ASHA Convention Program committees. He was a member of ASHA’s Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders that conducted evidence-based systematic reviews of oral motor exercises. He recently completed serving on ASHA’s Scientific and Professional Education Board (SPEB) and as the treasurer for the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorder (CAPCSD). He served two terms on the Massachusetts Board of Registration for Speech-Language Pathology and was the Massachusetts elected representative for ASHA’s Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Council. He became an ASHA Fellow in 2012.
Dr. Lof has published numerous articles and chapters, primarily on childhood speech sound disorders and evidence-based practice. He has presented over 50 peer-reviewed and 85 invited presentations/workshops at ASHA conventions, universities, school districts, state and international association conventions in 38 states and five countries. His PRAXIS study guidebook was published in 2015 with his co-author, Dr. Alex Johnson.
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This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related Area)
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