A new clinical-practice resource for speech-language pathologists has been created by LaVae Hoffman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, assistant professor in Curry’s Communication Disorders Program. “Talking EBP” is a semi-annual digital newsletter that briefly summarizes research findings related to evidence-based practice (EBP) services for students between the ages of 2 to 21 years with communication disorders in public school settings. The Talking EBP project addresses training and resource needs revealed by Dr. Hoffman’s 2010 research with school-based SLPs across the Commonwealth. Both projects were funded in part by grants from the Virginia Department of Education.
More than 400 SLPs in the Commonwealth were already subscribed to Talking EBP when its inaugural issue was distributed during May in celebration of 2011’s Better Speech and Hearing Month.
Dr. Hoffman’s webpage provides links to archived issues of Talking EBP and subscription information. SLPs across the nation are invited to read and subscribe to this free resource at http://curry.virginia.edu/TalkingEBP.
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