E T S Praxis Series

Speech-Language Pathology (0330)

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Topics Covered

The following list represents the topics covered in editions of the test that are currently being administered. These topics are consistent with standards for clinical certification set by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Current section: V. Audiology/Hearing

VI. Clinical Management

  1. Alternative/augmentative communication
    1. assessment and use of alternative/augmentative communication devices
    1. determining candidacy for alternative/augmentative devices
  1. Counseling
    1. communicating assessment and treatment plans, progress, and results to clients and appropriate professionals
    1. interpersonal communication and counseling techniques
  1. Documentation and monitoring client progress
    1. collecting and using information from other agencies
    1. communicating to other professionals concerning the client’s history
    1. data gathering and interpretation
    1. determining termination criteria based on prognosis, progress, and motivation
    1. procedures for referral and follow-up
    1. writing professional reports
  1. Efficacy
    1. demonstration of results of clinical services in relation to speech, language, and hearing
    1. determining and communicating information about the outcomes of assessment and treatment
  1. Instrumentation
    1. instrumentation used in speech and language analysis
    1. the purpose, use, and applications of technological developments with respect to assessment and treatment of speech and language disorders
  1. Speech-language assessment
    1. establishing clients’ past and present status
    1. formulating recommendations, including impact of life conditions, type of treatment, and service-delivery models
    1. identifying individuals at risk for communication disorders
    1. interviewing techniques and interpersonal skills
    1. procedures for screening clients of all ages
    1. selection and administration of standardized evaluation procedures, such as formal tests
    1. selection and administration of nonstandardized procedures, such as language samples and behavioral observations
  1. Speech-language intervention
    1. diagnostic intervention
    1. selecting activities appropriate to the client’s age, sociocultural membership, and disorder
    1. implementing remediation methods and strategies for disorders
  1. Syndromes and genetics
    1. basic principles of genetics
    1. syndromic and nonsyndromic inherited and developmental conditions
    1. influence of syndromic and nonsyndromic conditions on hearing, speech and language development, production, and processing