Here you will find a summary of evidence and research relating to supervision for speech and language therapists. This includes:

  • Finding evidence
  • Systematic reviews
  • Journal articles
  • Expert opinion

Visit the RCSLT Research Centre for information and resources to support your evidence-based practice; ways to enhance your continuing professional development (CPD); information about clinical academic careers; resources to help you get involved in research, and much more.

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Finding evidence

Access research articles through our RCSLT Journals Collection and more resources to support using evidence based practice in our Research Centre.

Systematic reviews

Dawson, M., Phillips, B., & Leggat, S. (2013). Clinical supervision for allied health professionals: a systematic review. Journal of allied health, 42(2), 65-73.

Philippa Pearce, Bev Phillips, Margaret Dawson, Sandra G. Leggat, (2013) Content of clinical supervision sessions for nurses and allied health professionals: A systematic review, Clinical Governance: An International Journal, Vol. 18 Issue: 2, pp.139-154.

Pollock A., Campbell P., Deery R., Fleming M., Rankin J., Sloan G. & Cheyne H. (2017) A systematic review of evidence relating to clinical supervision for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals. Journal of Advanced Nursing 73(8), 1825–1837.

Journal articles

Dawson, M., Phillips, B., & Leggat, S. G. (2012). Effective clinical supervision for regional allied health professionals – the supervisee’s perspective. Australian Health Review, 36(1), 92-97.

Ho, D. W. L. & Whitehill, T. Clinical supervision of speech-language pathology students: Comparison of two models of feedback International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 11(3) 244-55

Kilminster, S., Cottrell, D., Grant, J., & Jolly, B. (2007). AMEE Guide No. 27: Effective educational and clinical supervision. Medical teacher, 29(1), 2-19.

Martin P, Copley J, Tyack Z (2013) Twelve tips for effective clinical supervision based on a narrative literature review and expert opinion. Medical Teacher 36(3) 201-7

Saxby, C., Wilson, J., & Newcombe, P. (2015). Can clinical supervision sustain our workforce in the current healthcare landscape? Findings from a Queensland study of allied health professionals. Australian Health Review, 39(4), 476-482.

Expert opinion

ASHA (2008). Clinical supervision in speech-language pathology: technical report.

Care Quality Commission. (2013) Supporting information and guidance: Supporting effective clinical supervision.

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