Critical Thinking and Evidence-Based Practice

Critical Thinking and Evidence-Based Practice
Dr. Finn, CCC-SLP

Power Up Conference, Day 2 December 3rd, 2pm ET/ 11am PT

The purpose of this presentation is to provide attendees with a description of the three essential components that comprise critical thinking, an overview of a conceptual framework for understanding these components and how they might complement EBP, and to provide strategies for helping clinicians to understand and engage in critical thinking in the clinic. 

ASHA: 0.2 Intermediate


CMH: 2.0 

Patrick Finn is a professor at the University of Georgia. He has published articles on stuttering, science/pseudoscience, and evidence-based practice. His current research, teaching, and advocacy focuses on critical thinking and its application to evidence-based practice. He is chair of the CAPCSD Task Force on Critical Thinking and an Editor-in-Chief for Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups.

  1. Participants will describe the essential components of critical thinking.
  2. Participants will describe a basic framework for understanding critical thinking as a complement to evidence-based practice.
  3. Participants will describe basic strategies for applying critical thinking in the clinic.

This course must be watched in its entirety. In order to receive the CMH or the CEU certificate, a quiz is required to be completed with 80% success.

Financial— Will receive a speaking fee from the Lavi Institute/Power Up Conference

Nonfinancial— Dr. Finn is chair of the CAPCSD Task Force on Critical Thinking and an Editor-in-Chief for Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups.

5 mins – Disclosures, Introduction

50 mins – Literature review, review of conceptual framework and methodology

55 mins – Results and Recommendations

10 mins – Q&A

This program is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

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