SPLP 6007 Research Methods in Speech-Language Pathology


Pre-requisites: None

A commitment to continuing theoretical and clinical education and evidence-based practice is part of the professional requirements of the Speech-Language Pathologist. The focus of this course will be on critically evaluating current research and understanding research methodology for clinical application. The relationships between research designs, strategies, clinical problem solving, and the assessment of clinical effectiveness in speech-language pathology will be explored. Students will be guided through the process of critically reading and abstracting pertinent literature pertaining to theoretical and/or practice issues in service delivery and designing a workable research prospectus to contribute to the field of communication disorders, especially as it applies to the Caribbean social and linguistic situation.

ASHA Standards:
Standard IV F—Research Processes and Principles in Evidenced-Based Clinical Practice

Readings: TBA