The EBP Experiences of an AAC Service Provider: Diving in Deep The subject of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) now appears as a topic in professional journals, conference presentations, and journal articles across the globe. Clinicians are being urged to adopt it as a necessary component of a range of services, including augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). In 2000, the decision was made ... Article
Article  |   September 01, 2003
The EBP Experiences of an AAC Service Provider: Diving in Deep
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / Research Issues, Methods & Evidence-Based Practice / Evidence-Based Practice
Article   |   September 01, 2003
The EBP Experiences of an AAC Service Provider: Diving in Deep
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, September 2003, Vol. 12, 15-19. doi:10.1044/aac12.4.15
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, September 2003, Vol. 12, 15-19. doi:10.1044/aac12.4.15
The subject of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) now appears as a topic in professional journals, conference presentations, and journal articles across the globe. Clinicians are being urged to adopt it as a necessary component of a range of services, including augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). In 2000, the decision was made that our organization needed to consider the role of this new phenomena in our work.
CCA provides statewide community-based therapy (speech-language pathology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, psychology), rehabilitation equipment, and family support services for over 1,100 children aged 0–18 with physical or physical and cognitive impairments with the majority of the clients having cerebral palsy (70%). We are a non-government organization with about 40% charitable funding and follow family/client centered practice principles (Brock et al., 1998). We have a strong relationship with the state allied health educational institutions, have a Clinical Research Department with staffing including one and a half days of senior clinician allocation in each discipline to support research related training institutions in the state, and employ 18.2 full-time equivalent speech-language pathologists and slightly higher numbers of physiotherapists and occupational therapists.
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