This test is designed for individuals with a master’s degree, who would like to become speech pathologists. This is the national examination for speech and language pathology and, is one of numerous requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence, that is issued by the American Speech Language Hearing Association. You will be given two and a half hours to complete this 132 multiple-choice question exam. The test can be broken down into three sections:
Foundations and Professional Practice – 44 questions
Screening, Assessment, Evaluation, and Diagnosis – 44 questions
Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation of Treatment – 44 questions
Foundations and Professional Practice:
This section of the exam will test your knowledge of topics like epidemiology and characteristics of common communication and swallowing disorders, typical development and performance across a lifespan, wellness and prevention, documentation, and ethics.
Screening, Assessment, Evaluation, and Diagnosis:
This section of the exam will cover topics like communication disorders, feeding and swallowing disorders, developing case histories, speech sound production, fluency, and receptive and expressive language.
Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation of Treatment:
This section of the exam will cover topics like evaluating factors that can affect treatment, initiating and prioritizing treatment and developing goals, determining appropriate treatment details, generating a prognosis, and general treatment principles and procedures.