Evidence-Based Practice and Its Challenges in Speech Pathology: The Example of Cleft Management in Children There are many definitions of evidence based practice (EBP). The most well known, developed by Sackett, defines evidence-based medicine as “the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients” (Sackett, Richardson, Rosenberg, & Haynes, 1997, p. 2). The purpose of ... Article
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Evidence-Based Practice and Its Challenges in Speech Pathology: The Example of Cleft Management in Children
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  • Sheena Reilly
    Health Sciences, La Trobe UniversityProfessor, Speech Pathology Department, Royal Childrens Hospital, Healthy Development Theme, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Research Issues, Methods & Evidence-Based Practice / Articles
Article   |   July 01, 2006
Evidence-Based Practice and Its Challenges in Speech Pathology: The Example of Cleft Management in Children
SIG 5 Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, July 2006, Vol. 16, 9-15. doi:10.1044/ssod16.1.9
SIG 5 Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, July 2006, Vol. 16, 9-15. doi:10.1044/ssod16.1.9
Acknowledgments
Much of the material for this article originated, and/or has been adapted and updated, from previously published sources. I therefore acknowledge the contribution of my colleagues and co-editors to previous publications, including
Reilly, S., Douglas, J., & Oates, J. (Eds.). (2004). Evidence based practice in speech pathology. London: Whurr Publishers.
Reilly, S. (2004). The challenges in making speech pathology practice evidence based. Advances in Speech-Language Pathology, 6(2), 113–124.
Reilly, S. (2004). Making speech pathology practice evidence based: A response to Beecham, Elliot, Enderby, Logemann and Vallino-Napoli. Advances in Speech-Language Pathology, 6(2), 138–140.
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