Epilogue: Some Final Thoughts on EBP Purpose In this afterward, I will offer some final thoughts on this clinical forum by considering a central question of EBP—how experimental validation is defined—to illustrate the difficulty involved in implementing EBP. Method The comments draw on critical reviews I have received on my article in this forum ... Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum  |   October 01, 2006
Epilogue: Some Final Thoughts on EBP
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Alan G. Kamhi
    University of North Carolina – Greensboro
  • Contact author: Alan Kamhi, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, 300 Ferguson, UNCG, Greensboro, NC 27402. E-mail:agkamhi@uncg.edu
Article Information
Research Issues, Methods & Evidence-Based Practice / Clinical Forum
Clinical Forum   |   October 01, 2006
Epilogue: Some Final Thoughts on EBP
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 2006, Vol. 37, 320-322. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2006/037)
History: Received June 6, 2006 , Accepted June 8, 2006
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, October 2006, Vol. 37, 320-322. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2006/037)
History: Received June 6, 2006; Accepted June 8, 2006
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Purpose In this afterward, I will offer some final thoughts on this clinical forum by considering a central question of EBP—how experimental validation is defined—to illustrate the difficulty involved in implementing EBP.

Method The comments draw on critical reviews I have received on my article in this forum and conversations I have had with professional colleagues about EBP.

Conclusion Like most scientific constructs, EBP is open to different interpretations. At their worst, these differences have the potential to polarize clinical practice. The hope, however, as Kent and Fey have expressed, is that articles and commentaries such as these will serve as the basis for discussion and even argument among clinicians and researchers as we attempt to define a philosophy and implementation of EBP suited to our profession.

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