Diminishing Barriers to the Praxis Examination in Communication Sciences and Disorders Passing the Praxis Examination in speech-language pathology or audiology can be a difficult task. A passing score is the entry to a list of requirements for national certification (CCC-SLP, CCC-A) and for state licensure in the United States. This article will provide current information on the examination and address barriers ... Article
Article  |   September 01, 2011
Diminishing Barriers to the Praxis Examination in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Luis F. Riquelme
    New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
    Center for Swallowing & Speech-Language Pathology, New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
    Barrique Speech-Language Pathology, PC, Brooklyn, NY
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Hearing Disorders / Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / ASHA News & Member Stories / International & Global / Articles
Article   |   September 01, 2011
Diminishing Barriers to the Praxis Examination in Communication Sciences and Disorders
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, September 2011, Vol. 1, 64-71. doi:10.1044/gics1.2.64
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, September 2011, Vol. 1, 64-71. doi:10.1044/gics1.2.64
Abstract

Passing the Praxis Examination in speech-language pathology or audiology can be a difficult task. A passing score is the entry to a list of requirements for national certification (CCC-SLP, CCC-A) and for state licensure in the United States. This article will provide current information on the examination and address barriers to success that have been identified over the years. A call to action may serve to refocus efforts on improving access to success for all test-takers regardless of race/ethnicity, ability, or geographic location.

Acknowledgments
Much appreciation is owed to Ms. Florence Cucchi, ETS client relations director for ASHA, for her assistance in providing the statistical data shared in this article. In addition, colleagues Dr. Nydia V. Bou, Dr. Albert Villanueva, and Ms. Carmen I. Hernández are thanked for their insights and frank discussion on several issues related to the preparation and content of this article.
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