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CSD 481: Clinical Policies and Procedures

Welcome to the CSD 481 Research Guide!

The purpose of this guide is to assist you in completing your projects for CSD 481.  Components of the assignment include: 

  • Researching a treatment approach
  • Finding a research article that targets the treatment approach
  • Researching assessment methods and writing up a treatment plan for a client
  • Utilizing APA rules for summarizing and citing

Follow the tabs on the side to useful resources for your project!  If questions arise, please do not hesitate to contact a librarian in the Library.

Evidence-Based Practice

According to ASHA, "evidence-based practice (EBP) is the integration of

  • Clinical expertise/expert opinion
    • The knowledge, judgment, and critical reasoning acquired through your training and professional experiences
  • Evidence (external and internal)
    • The best available information gathered from the scientific literature (external evidence) and from data and observations collected on your individual client (internal evidence)
  • Client/patient/caregiver perspectives
    • The unique set of personal and cultural circumstances, values, priorities, and expectations identified by your client and their caregivers

When all three components of EBP are considered together, clinicians can make informed, evidence-based decisions and provide high-quality services reflecting the interests, values, needs, and choices of individuals with communication disorders."

Evidence-Based Practice Triangle