The Library holds a range of kits to support speech pathology (located in the Short Loans room), as well as winners of the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards. Some examples are below:
Speech Pathology Database for Best Interventions and Treatment Efficacy (SpeechBITE) is an Australian database of evidence-based practice material related to speech pathology. It was created by the University of Sydney and Speech Pathology Australia, under the leadership of Professor Leanne Togher.
SpeechBITE has two main benefits for Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs):
1. Saves time: The sheer amount of published research requires substantial amounts of time to search and appraise. Site developers have done the searching and found the best evidence, so that SLPs can find the answer to a clinical question in less than 3 minutes.
2. Critical evaluation: SpeechBite staff rate the methodological quality of Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) and non-Randomised Controlled Trials (non-RCTs), which means clinicians can search the database and easily find the best levels of evidence to support their practice.
This resource gives access to citations of journal articles and sometimes abstracts. Studies in the database include Systematic Reviews (SRs), RCTs, non-RCTs, Case Series (CS), and Single Case Experimental Designs (SCEDs).