EBP in AAC: Involving Stakeholders in EBP Problem Formulation The charge to this group was to focus on involving stakeholders in evidence-based practice (EBP) problem formulation. To ensure a common context, we reviewed the definition of EBP for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) as proposed by Schlosser and Raghavendra (2003, p. 263): “the integration of best and current ... Article
Article  |   September 01, 2007
EBP in AAC: Involving Stakeholders in EBP Problem Formulation
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  • Nora Rothschild
    Communication and Writing Aids Service, Bloorview Kids Rehab, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / Research Issues, Methods & Evidence-Based Practice / Evidence-Based Practice
Article   |   September 01, 2007
EBP in AAC: Involving Stakeholders in EBP Problem Formulation
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, September 2007, Vol. 16, 13-14. doi:10.1044/aac16.3.13
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, September 2007, Vol. 16, 13-14. doi:10.1044/aac16.3.13
The charge to this group was to focus on involving stakeholders in evidence-based practice (EBP) problem formulation. To ensure a common context, we reviewed the definition of EBP for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) as proposed by Schlosser and Raghavendra (2003, p. 263): “the integration of best and current research evidence with clinical/educational expertise and relevant stakeholder perspectives in order to facilitate decisions about assessment and intervention that are deemed effective and efficient for a given direct stakeholder.” This definition takes into account integrating clinical expertise and research evidence, evaluating the impact of AAC interventions, the vital role that relevant stakeholders need to play in the decision-making process, and stakeholder perspectives before and during the formulation of the question and search for evidence.
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