Quick Facts


132 Computer-Delivered ?s


162* (Scale of 100 – 200)


150 Minutes


ETS Website


5 Years


$146 (ETS)


Every 28-Days


Immediate (raw and/or scaled score). Official score reporting dates HERE.

Content Areas

I. Foundations and Professional Practice (1/3, approximately 44 questions):

A. Foundations:

  1. Typical development and performance across the lifespan.
  2. Factors that influence communication, feeding, and swallowing.
  3. Epidemiology and characteristics of common communication and swallowing disorders.

B. Professional Practice:

  1. Wellness and prevention.
  2. Culturally and linguistically appropriate service delivery.
  3. Counseling, collaboration, and teaming.
  4. Documentation.
  5. Ethics.
  6. Legislation and client advocacy.
  7. Research methodology and evidence-based practice.

II. Screening, Assessment, Evaluation, and Diagnosis (1/3, approximately 44 questions).

A. Screening:

  1. Communication disorders.
  2. Feeding and swallowing disorders.

B. Approaches to Assessment and Evaluation:

  1. Developing case histories.
  2. Selecting appropriate assessment instruments, procedures, and materials.
  3. Assessing factors that influence communication and swallowing disorders.
  4. Assessment of anatomy and physiology.

C. Assessment Procedures and Assessment:

  1. Speech sound production.
  2. Fluency.
  3. Voice, resonance, and motor speech.
  4. Receptive and expressive language.
  5. Social aspects of communication, including pragmatics.
  6. Cognitive aspects of communication.
  7. Augmentative and alternative communication.
  8. Hearing.
  9. Feeding and swallowing.

D. Etiology:

  1. Genetic.
  2. Developmental.
  3. Disease process.
  4. Auditory problems.
  5. Neurological
  6. Structural and functional.
  7. Psychogenic.

III. Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation of Treatment (1/3, approximately 44 questions).

A. Treatment Planning:

  1. Evaluating factors that can affect treatment.
  2. Initiating and prioritizing treatment and developing goals.
  3. Determining appropriate treatment details.
  4. Generating a prognosis.
  5. Communicating recommendations.
  6. General treatment principles and procedures.

B. Treatment Evaluation:

  1. Establishing methods for monitoring treatment progress and outcomes to evaluate assessment and/or treatment plans.
  2. Follow-up on post-treatment referrals and recommendations.

C. Treatment:

  1. Speech sound production.
  2. Fluency.
  3. Voice, resonance, and motor speech.
  4. Receptive and expressive language.
  5. Social aspects of communication, including pragmatics.
  6. Communication impairments related to cognition.
  7. Treatment involving augmentative and alternative communication.
  8. Hearing and aural rehabilitation.
  9. Swallowing and feeding.

Other Information

The total score is based on number of correct answers. You are not penalized, so answer each and every question, even with a guess! Fripty recommends that you mark questions if you wish to come back to them later (but still a guess, in case you forget to go back to your marked questions).

The SLP Praxis Examination must be completed within 2-years of applying for certification and is required for Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC).

*Passing Score Note: According to ASHA, “Each state determines its passing score for professional licensure and teacher credentialing. Most states adopt the same score as required for ASHA certification, but in some states the Praxis examination score for licensure or teacher credentialing may be higher or lower than the ASHA passing score. The passing score adopted by a state is based on a review of ASHA’s standard-setting study and/or an independent standard-setting study commissioned by the state or state agency.”

Helpful Links

  • Fripty Study Course

    Complete SLP Praxis exam preparation to help you pass on your next attempt!

  • ASHA

    Examination Information

  • ETS Website

    Find out more about the exam and schedule to take your test.

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