DAAC 2006: A Timely Beginning of a Dialogue About Evidence-Based Practice in AAC In January this year Divison 12 held its annual conference in San Antonio, TX. The conference brought together clinicians, educators, administrators, and individuals who work at pre-service level institutions of higher education. I have the pleasure to introduce the articles based on this conference. EBP seems to be omni ... Article
Article  |   September 01, 2006
DAAC 2006: A Timely Beginning of a Dialogue About Evidence-Based Practice in AAC
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  • Ralf W. Schlosser
    Northeastern University, Boston, MA
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / Research Issues, Methods & Evidence-Based Practice / Evidence-Based Practice
Article   |   September 01, 2006
DAAC 2006: A Timely Beginning of a Dialogue About Evidence-Based Practice in AAC
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, September 2006, Vol. 15, 3-4. doi:10.1044/aac15.3.3
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, September 2006, Vol. 15, 3-4. doi:10.1044/aac15.3.3
In January this year Divison 12 held its annual conference in San Antonio, TX. The conference brought together clinicians, educators, administrators, and individuals who work at pre-service level institutions of higher education. I have the pleasure to introduce the articles based on this conference.
EBP seems to be omni present in allied health fields as well as education. Thus, the Steering Committee made a timely decision to have EBP as the theme of this year's conference. At a national level, the field of speech-language pathology has begun to engage with EBP; the creation of a National Center at ASHA is indicative of how important EBP has become. Because EBP is still new in our field, it brings with it unique opportunities for creativity and development. As ASHA is developing policy documents and continuing education opportunities, it is important that the Division and its affiliates help ensure that our AAC voices are heard. The conference provided an initial step in this direction. Many division members are wondering what EBP will mean for them in their work as professionals. The conference offered a forum to engage in a dialogue and alleviate some of these concerns.
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