American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Sources for Evidence to Help Develop CE Course Content

Use the sources below to locate current, high quality evidence to help develop continuing education course content and practice recommendations.

Practice Guidelines

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
A portal to the U.S. government's information resources on evidence-based practice related to health care services, including the National Guidelines Clearinghouse, and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

ASHA Practice Guidelines
ASHA Practice Guidelines issued in 2007 or later are considered evidence-based, while those issued prior to 2007 were based on expert consensus.

ASHA Evidence-Based Practice Compendium
ASHA's National Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders (N-CEP) maintains a compendium of practice guidelines and systematic reviews related to audiology and speech-language pathology.

Systematic Reviews of the Evidence

ASHA Practice Guidelines
Many of ASHA Technical Reports include an evidence-based systematic review of the literature.

ASHA Evidence-Based Practice Compendium

Campbell Collaboration
Reviews incorporate a wide range of study designs with emphasis on education, including school-based SLP and audiology issues.

Cochrane Collaboration
Systematic reviews (typically limited to randomized controlled trials) related to health care interventions and diagnostic procedures. The reviews exclude much of the evidence base related to speech language pathology and audiology. Abstracts are available free of charge; full-text reviews require a subscription to the Cochrane Library.

PubMed
The National Institutes of Health's (NIH) collection of peer-reviewed health literature.

What Works Clearinghouse
The U.S. Department of Education's collection of systematic reviews of SLP interventions in school and pre-school settings.

Individual Studies

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
This is the schools equivalent of PubMed, maintained by the U.S. Department of Education

PubMed

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