About the PRAXIS
All students need to pass the PRAXIS exam in order to become a certified speech-language pathologist. The PRAXIS is the National Examination in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. It should be taken just before or during your final externship. You can obtain a registration booklet and comprehensive testing information online at www.ets.org or by calling 609-771-7395 . NSU SLP students must take and pass SLP 6200 prior to taking the PRAXIS exam. Students failing to abide by this program requirement will get a Professional Warning.
Preparing for the PRAXIS
The CAPSTONE (SLP 6200) is an online course designed to help students nearing the end of their SLP MS program prepare for the national examination in speech-language pathology. Successful completion of CAPSTONE is a requirement for graduation all students. Students must successfully complete the course prior to taking the PRAXIS examination. Students may only enroll in CAPSTONE during Externship 1 or, with prior approval, Externship 2. Any student taking the PRAXIS without first passing CAPSTONE will still need to pass this course.
Learning activities in the CAPSTONE class include: review of Microsoft PowerPoint presentations on SLP topics, participation in scheduled chat sessions, participation in discussion boards , completion of assigned readings, development of study materials, quizzes, and practice tests. There is no academic credit awarded for completion of this pass/fail course. There is no fee for the CAPSTONE course.
The CAPSTONE course includes information on the following topic areas**:
- Anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanism
- Audiology and aural rehabilitation
- Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
- Craniofacial anomalies
- Fluency disorders
- Language disorders in adults
- Language disorders in children
- Motor speech disorders
- Multicultural issues
- Phonological disorders
- Professional issues
- Research methods
- Speech and language development
- Test taking strategies
- Voice disorders
**Topics may be modified at the discretion of the Programs in Speech, Language and Communication Disorders.
Students failing CAPSTONE must postpone taking the PRAXIS exam and re-take it only when they have successfully completed the course. In the unusual circumstance that a student does not pass the CAPSTONE but takes and passes the PRAXIS without program approval, requirements for passing the Capstone will not be modified. Successfully repeating the CAPSTONE course does not remove the original 'F' from the student's transcript.
Registration: Registration for CAPSTONE is done via the normal online registration process. Students may only enroll in CAPSTONE during Externship 1 or, with special permission, Externship 2. This course is only offered to students registered in the NSU master’s program and is not available to students from other universities or practicing professionals.
For More Information About CAPSTONE Contact Dr. Zangari (firstname.lastname@example.org).