Tools for Skeptical Thinking: Evaluating Science and Pseudoscience

Gregory Lof, PhD, CCC-SLP, Fellow American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (FASHA)
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Presented by Gregory Lof, PhD, CCC-SLP, Fellow American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (FASHA)

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Intended audience: Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists, Students, S-LP assistant, Audiology assistant, Speech and hearing assistant


This session pertains to: Pre-school aged children (0-5), school-aged children (6-17), adults (18-64) and geriatric (64+)


Level: Intermediate (Assumes general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.)



Clinicians frequently encounter new therapy procedures or products that appear to be more effective than the ones currently used. Often these are heavily marketed, and the promoters promise remarkable successes. But how can you determine if these procedures are actually based on science, or if they are really a form of pseudoscience? How can you remain appropriately skeptical, so you don’t fall for quackery and accept things without question? This presentation will help participants learn how to evaluate claims being made about products and procedures so that we select only methods that are evidence and science-based.


This webinar is eligible for 1 SAC CEE (Category A).


Presenter Biography

Gregory Lof, PhD, CCC-SLP, Fellow American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (FASHA)

Gregory Lof is the chair and a professor in the department of communication sciences and disorders at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, a graduate school founded by the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He has published 24 articles/chapters and presented over 50 peer-reviewed and 85 invited presentations/workshops on speech sound disorders and evidence-based practice.


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