There are lots of ways to stay up-to-date with research in our field (e.g. the Evidence You Can Use reviews, of course). However, you may also be looking for a comprehensive overview of a certain topic.
Answers to the questions: What are evidence-based assessment and treatment techniques for ________? What factors should be considered for ________? These are really the most basic questions we have on topics we're not super familiar with, right?
To be able to get a nice overview of EBP on a certain topic, with journal articles cited and the ability to look up more as needed sounds like a dream, right?
Well, this exists. You may not like where it exists but here goes...
I know (woof!). But I'm not kidding. And here's what I want you to consider:
SLPs often feel a visceral negative reaction toward textbooks simply because of memories associated with being a student. Assigned reading you didn't want to do... reading a chapter and feeling like you only half understand it... reading a chapter, and not being able to even make it through without falling asleep.
But, here's the thing: You're not a student anymore. You can use textbooks to look up information you WANT to know. You'll read a chapter and understand all of it, because you know SO. MUCH. MORE. than you did when you were a student. Reading a chapter of a textbook, as a professional, can even be (dare I say it) enjoyable!
But, you want to know which ones are good, right? Below are my top couple choices for just a few topics, simply to get you started.