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Using ASHA’S Evidence Maps (NCEP102915)

Presenter(s): Christine Theresa Asaro, MA, CCC-SLP
Course Description

You can view this video and download the handouts for free (without CE credit) on the ASHA website and on ASHA Stream.

SLPs and audiologists alike may struggle to implement evidence-based practice (EBP) into their daily practice because they simply don’t have the time or resources to keep up with a rapidly growing research base. ASHA’s Evidence Maps serve as a time-saving, free, online tool that provides clinicians with a quick synopsis of synthesized research related to clinical practice. New and experienced users of the Evidence Maps will learn the ins and outs of features and navigation via a case study and guided practice to better locate and assess relevant research evidence to integrate into clinical decision-making.

This course is the second in a series of micro courses on Evidence-Based Decision-Making, which use clinical scenario activities to help you to sharpen your EBP skills.

Content disclosure: This presentation focuses exclusively on ASHA’s Evidence Maps and does not include information on other similar or related databases or tools summarizing communication science disorder research.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Describe the types of research found in the Evidence Maps and how to assess study quality
  • Navigate ASHA’s Evidence Maps quickly
  • Apply the content of the Evidence Maps to support clinical decision-making


  1. Review the components and steps of EBP and barriers to EBP implementation
  2. Explore the content of ASHA’s Evidence Maps
  3. Utilize navigation features to find research in the Evidence Maps
  4. Activity: Navigate ASHA’s Evidence Maps to locate a relevant research summary
  5. Activity: Determine key characteristics of the research you find

Presenter Information

Christine Asaro, MA, CCC-SLP (she/her/hers) is a clinical research associate for ASHA's National Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders (N-CEP). She curates the Evidence Maps and develops resources to enhance knowledge translation and improve the quality of clinical practice through access to high-quality research. She has previously worked in a pediatric outpatient clinic.

Financial Disclosures:

  • ASHA employee

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • ASHA Member and Certified Speech-Language Pathologist

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete the learning assessment by the end date below.

Program History and CE Information

Content origination date: March 1, 2024
End date: March 1, 2029

This course is offered for 0.05 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 0.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.05
Item #(s): NCEP102915
Available Through: March 01, 2029