Month/Year of Graduation


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

First Advisor

Kristina Peterkin


Evidence-based practice consists of client perspectives, clinical expertise, and research evidence to make clinical decisions for client treatment. This project evaluated evidence-based practice in the field of speech-language pathology. One evidence-based treatment method was found for each of the Big Nine areas of treatment in speech-language pathology. More focus was put on the area of language, specifically late language emergence in pediatric populations. Late language emergence is a delay in language development that is not caused by any comorbidities. Children with late language emergence struggle in all areas of language. The three intervention strategies for late language emergence are family-centered, direct, and indirect intervention. The three treatment approaches for late language emergence are clinician-directed, child-centered, and hybrid approach. The research collected for this project can be used for future clinical decision-making. Participating in an undergraduate clinical practicum has led to greater self-confidence in clinical knowledge and skills. This project has provided a solid evidence-base that can be utilized with future clients.