Embedding evidence-based practice in speech and languagetherapy showcases the creative ways that SLTs are developingkwledge and skills for EBP, creating contexts that support theuse of evidence in practice, and working towards making evidenceeasily accessible and usable. It includes real-life examples of howSLTs have encountered a clinical problem or situation and haveaccessed and used the evidence within their day-to-day practice.The contributors come from a wide range of work settings, fromservices situated within large organizations to those inindependent practice, and represent a range of clinical areas, frompaediatric to adult and across speech, language, voice, fluency,Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), anddysphagia.
This book is written for an audience of clinical practitioners,at any stage of their career, and is additionally a valuableresource for SLT students and lecturers.
Dr Jemma Skeat is a speech pathologist and researcher.Her clinical background is in assessment, diagnosis and earlyintervention for children with speech and language disorders,including children with multiple and complex needs. Her PhDexplored issues around the implementation and use of outcomemeasures by clinical speech pathologists, and her current researchinterests include evidence-based practice and outcome measurementin paediatric clinical services, and the use of services byfamilies of children with speech and language needs. She currentlyholds an Australian National Health and Medical Research CouncilPostdoctoral Fellowship at the Murdoch Children's ResearchInstitute in Melbourne, Australia.