This special episode was recorded in February 2020 at the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (TSHA) Annual Convention in Houston, and is being released in conjunction with the 2021 Virtual TSHA Convention. In this episode, we speak with Meredith Poore Harold, PhD, CCC-SLP, about the importance of evidence-based practice, barriers clinicians face in implementing evidence-based practice, and how her business, The Informed SLP is helping clinicians to put research into practice.
About Meredith Harold
Meredith Harold is a speech-language pathologist, science communicator, speaker, and founder of The Informed SLP. Meredith received her doctorate from the University of Kansas in developmental speech physiology and neuroscience. Since then, she has worked as a school-based SLP, an assistant professor at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, and has owned a private practice. Meredith's current professional endeavors focus on understanding, supporting and advancing research and clinical practice in speech–language pathology. She founded The Informed SLP, a website and series of email newsletters that provides speech-language pathologists with evidence-based research in an way that’s friendly, realistic and efficient. She is also president of the Kansas Speech–Language–Hearing Association, is on the Committee on Clinical Research, Implementation Science, and Evidence-Based Practice for ASHA, is an adjunct faculty at The University of Kansas. On top of all that, Meredith hosts a podcast called, Evidence & Argument.