Free Resources to Support Evidence-Based Practice

Did you know there are many ways to further your knowledge of research and evidence on a budget? In this post, we summarize a variety of resources to keep up with current evidence and best-practice!

Open- Access Journals

The Directory of Open-Access Journals is an amazing resource! There are great, free articles to be found here. Some highlights for school-based therapists include:

The Canadian Journal of Speech Pathology and Audiology

The Journal of Speech and Language Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

The Journal of Physical Therapy Science

Licensing Boards and Professional Organizations

Are you a NBCOT licensed therapist? The occupational therapy licensing board has made available free access to the ProQuest and RefWorks databases. Information about accessing this resource can be found here!

AOTA is currently offering a free 1 hour CEU opportunity on Bully Prevention and Friendship Promotion on their new website, AOTA Learn. Check out their website for other free courses that may be offered periodically.


Are you on Twitter? PTS is! Follow us on Twitter for blog updates and more great resources for your school-based practice!

There are weekly healthcare tweet chats on a variety of topics! Although these chats may or may not be valid for CEUs, they provide opportunities for professional discourse and international learning.

A list of healthcare resources can be found at Symplur. Relevant hashtags for related services tweet chats include: #OTalk2US, #OTalk, and #solvePT.

Just getting started with Twitter?

Jane Fouts has a helpful post on participating in Twitter chats, and OTalk/Occhat has a great post for documenting participation in Tweet Chats.


Do you have a great resource or go-to for furthering your evidence-based practice? Please feel free to comment on this post or email to share!

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