Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is the integration of

  • Clinical expertise/expert opinion
    • The knowledge, judgment, and critical reasoning acquired through your training and professional experiences
  • Evidence (external and internal)
    • The best available information gathered from the scientific literature (external evidence) and from data and observations collected on your individual client (internal evidence)
  • Client/patient/caregiver perspectives
    • The unique set of personal and cultural circumstances, values, priorities, and expectations identified by your client and their caregivers
Evidence-Based Practice Triangle

When all three components of EBP are considered together, clinicians can make informed, evidence-based decisions and provide high-quality services reflecting the interests, values, needs, and choices of individuals with communication disorders.

The EBP Process

Follow these steps to initiate and implement EBP into your clinical practice.

EBP Catalog

Blog posts, articles, and documents that explain the “why” and “how” of EBP.

EBP Toolkit

A collection of PDFs to guide you as you implement the EBP process for your own clinical questions.


Definitions of key terms to build your understanding of EBP concepts.

Evidence Maps

A searchable online tool designed to assist clinicians with making evidence-based decisions.


Informational, interactive, and video resources to help clinicians expand their understanding of EBP.

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