Discussion for Those New to Evidence-Based Practice The following article is based on the roundtable discussion, New to EBP? that was held at the 8th Annual DAAC Conference on Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Augmentative and Alternative Communication on February 9, 2007. This was an informal session in which participants were divided into small groups to discuss EBP ... Article
Article  |   September 01, 2007
Discussion for Those New to Evidence-Based Practice
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  • Ann R. Beck
    Illinois State University, Normal, IL
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / Research Issues, Methods & Evidence-Based Practice / Evidence-Based Practice
Article   |   September 01, 2007
Discussion for Those New to Evidence-Based Practice
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, September 2007, Vol. 16, 11-12. doi:10.1044/aac16.3.11
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, September 2007, Vol. 16, 11-12. doi:10.1044/aac16.3.11
The following article is based on the roundtable discussion, New to EBP? that was held at the 8th Annual DAAC Conference on Evidence-Based Decision-Making in Augmentative and Alternative Communication on February 9, 2007. This was an informal session in which participants were divided into small groups to discuss EBP and then shared the results of their small group discussions with all the participants of the roundtable. The paragraphs below contain both information presented to the group as a whole and information generated through small group discussions.
The first step taken was to ensure that everyone in the group was familiar with Schlosser and Raghavendra's (2003)  definition of EBP as “the integration of best and current research evidence with clinical/educational expertise and relevant stakeholder perspectives to facilitate decisions for assessment and intervention that are deemed effective and efficient for a given direct stakeholder” (p. 263). Even though everyone in the group appeared to be familiar with this definition, a short description of the key components of EBP ensued.
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