The Therapy Insights Blog — evidence based practice
If you are a new grad, you’ve probably heard the message, whether internally from your own voice in your head or externally from product marketers: “Do you really even know what you’re doing?” It’s a valid question.Do any of us know what we’re doing?What does it mean to know what you’re doing?Does it mean having all the answers?Does it mean being right?Who gets to define what’s right?Is it ok to question an expert?Is it ok to think differently?Is it ok to think for yourself?Is it ok for people to respectfully disagree?If something works for one patient, but not for another,...
About that giraffe doing a masako… An open letter regarding the evidence base of speech language pathology
“Humans may crave absolute certainty; they may aspire to it; they may pretend ... to have attained it. But the history of science—by far the most successful claim to knowledge accessible to humans—teaches that the most we can hope for is successive improvement in our understanding, learning from our mistakes, an asymptotic approach to the Universe, but with the proviso that absolute certainty will always elude us.We will always be mired in error. The most each generation can hope for is to reduce the error bars a little, and to add to the body of data to which error bars...