Got Clinical Questions? Submit Them to ASHA for Systematic Review

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Are you wondering whether group treatment or individual treatment will produce better speech and language outcomes for infants with a speech or language disorder? Or whether oral sensory-motor treatment (other than e-stim) will improve functional swallowing outcomes in adults?

Well, you can find the answers to these and many more treatment questions in ASHA’s collection of evidence-based systematic reviews (EBSRs). These EBSRs, which are formal studies of the amount and quality of the published scientific evidence surrounding clinical questions of interest to ASHA members, can be used to inform your treatment decisions.

Want to get involved? ASHA’s National Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders is currently seeking nominations for future reviews.

  • Nominate your clinical question(s) related to intervention and to diagnosis, screening and detection.
  • Questions submitted by March 31 will be considered for next year’s EBSRs.
  • Those submitted after March 31 will be considered for reviews to be conducted in 2014.

Submit your nominations today. Your suggestion could be a topic for a future ASHA EBSR!


Floyd Roye is the project administrator for the treatment outcomes program at ASHA’s National Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders.


  1. says

    This isn’t a clinical question but I was recently asked if I could recommend a middle grade novel for a student who stutters (with a plot related to his fluency issues). If anyone in our speech therapy community has a recommendation I’d love to hear about it!

    Thank you,