Believe It Or Not: Evidence and Ethics for SLPs

Multiple locations

Session Dates

Wednesday March 01, 2023 - 11:59 PM - PaTTAN - Online Course
Wednesday March 15, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Webinar
Saturday April 01, 2023 - 11:59 PM - PaTTAN - Online Course
Wednesday April 19, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Webinar
Monday May 01, 2023 - 11:59 PM - PaTTAN - Online Course
Wednesday May 17, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Webinar
Thursday May 18, 2023 - 11:59 PM - PaTTAN - Online Course
Thursday June 01, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Webinar

Legally and ethically, speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are bound to utilize evidence-based practices when evaluating and providing interventions to students. Remaining evidence-based, ethical, and collaborative with stakeholders has become more challenging due to the rising number of fad interventions and the coverage they receive on the internet and social media. How does today’s SLP know what to believe? What sources are credible? How do we evaluate these sources of evidence? How do we share this information with stakeholders? The purpose of this series is to help the school-based SLP understand a) the legal and ethical obligations regarding evidence based practice, b) the hallmarks of science and pseudoscience, c) how to locate and evaluate sources of information, and d) how to apply this information in challenging situations to remain evidence-based.


Participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the reasons people believe what they believe.
  • Differentiate between hallmarks of science and pseudoscience.
  • Identify EBP requirements under IDEA and Chapter 14 in PA.
  • Explain how to locate and evaluate the source of information.
  • Describe different levels of evidence.
  • Describe how to maintain ASHA Code of Ethics when presented with pseudoscientific requests.

Target Audience

School Based Speech and Language Pathologists

Topics Covered: Speech & Language

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Michael Stagemyer, at 717-901-2255, or

Event Info

Event Type:

On-line Courses

Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


PaTTAN Educational Consultant

Event Contact:


Michael Stagemyer

Content Contact:

Elizabeth Serpentine