You heard me…Don’t bother reading the research!
Are you wondering why I would possibly say something like that? I mean, speech-language pathology IS a science based career, right? Anyone who has read me here or on Facebook/Twitter, knows that evidence based practice and research is something that I drone on (and on and on) about…so why on earth would I possibly say don’t bother?
I’m not attending ASHA 2014 this year (very much to my dismay). I wanted to go…I had planned to go…and then one thing after another conspired so that I couldn’t. But that doesn’t mean that it’s not on my mind .. a lot.
First, and foremost, I’m going to miss the #SLPeeps. This will be the first ASHA I’ve missed since we became really active on twitter and I miss connecting with established friends and meeting new friends in real-life. Not to mention they have some really fun activities planned.
But… as fabulous as the #Slpeeps are, they’re not the only reason I have ASHA on my mind (and if you don’t know how fabulous we are, you should check us out on twitter).
Unfortunately, I think the term fits many in our profession.
I didn’t just tick you off did I?
Affectionately known as Adventures with CEUs
Alternately known as What do you mean it’s not EBP? They’re ASHA CEUs!
Every so often a situation arises where a person is slapped alongside the head with a clue by four. We have all had those “duh!” moments where we realize that a basic principle of life is not quite what we expected…if we’re lucky we also find out why.
There have been a couple of those slaps for me recently, and I thought I’d share them with you in the hopes that you can learn from my experiences. Continue reading