Re-Evaluating Evidence for Best Practice in Paediatric Speech-Language Pathology.
Folia Phoniatr Logop | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND: Systematic reviews of treatment trials for children with speech and language difficulties often exemplify the limited clinical usefulness of the evidence base, reflecting recent literature in evidence-based medicine. Other studies report that clinicians often fail to seek information about best practice, across the health professions. Consequently, clinical researchers, including those in speech-language pathology, have sought alternative methodologies for determining best practice. SUMMARY: Some approaches focus on "pragmatic trials," usually as part of existing health services. Others place case management of individuals at the centre of intervention presenting studies of one o..View full abstract