The PRAXIS II Speech Language Pathology Exam (0330 and 5330) is taken by candidates who hold a Master’s degree and are interested in becoming speech pathologists. In addition to being the national examination for speech and language pathology, the PRAXIS II Speech Language Pathology Exam (0330 and 5330) is required for the Certificate of Clinical Competence. The exam consists of 120 multiple choice questions: 10 questions cover Psychometrics and Research and Professional Issues; 23 questions cover Clinical Management; six questions cover Hearing and Audiology; 23 questions cover Neurogenic Disorders; 15 questions cover Speech Disorders; 23 questions cover Language and Phonological Disorders and 20 questions cover the Basic Human Communication Process. Candidates have two hours to complete the exam.
The Psychometrics, Research and Professional Issues section of the exam covers laws, psychometrics, research methodology, ethical practices, standards, delivery of services, professional standards, government regulations, assessments, treatment plans, psychometrics and research methodology, assessment, ethical practices, and client privacy.
The Clinical Management section of the exam covers genetics, instrumentation, documentation, counseling, alternative communication, strategies, assessment, standardized testing, screening, interpersonal skills, service delivery, data gathering and sharing, and termination of services.
The Hearing and Audiology section of the exam covers auditory assessment and rehabilitation, hearing science, referrals, tympanograms and audiograms, hearing screening, hearing loss, anatomy and physiology.
The Neurogenic Disorders section of the exam covers swallowing, cognitive communication and motor speech disorders, aphasia, and brain injury.
The Speech Disorders section of the exam covers voice, resonance disorders and their treatments, and fluency disorders and their treatments, laryngeal speech, resonance disorders, and impacts on fluency.
The Language and Phonological Disorders section of the exam covers language disorders and delays; expressive and receptive language disorders; delayed and disordered language development; linguistic, motor and developmental language processes; and oral motor, dental, learning, and behavioral impacts.
The Basic Human Communication Process section of the exam covers speech science, language science, learning theory, language acquisition, phonetics, speech perception, neurology, cultural differences of nonverbal communication, dialect/language interference and speech/language disorders, treatment, phonological theory, grammar, linguistic acquisition, behavior, and normal language development.