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TherapyEd’s SLP PRAXIS® Exam Review & Study Guide

TherapyEd’s National Speech-Language Pathology Examination Review & Study Guide is designed to help students prepare for and succeed on their Comprehensive and PRAXIS® Exams. Distinguished authors Gregory Lof, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA and Alex Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA are joined by expert contributors and item writers to cover all areas of SLP practice to ensure students are prepared for the exam.

  • Comprehensive Content Review by Noted Experts
  • 3 Complete Practice Exams with 396 questions online INCLUDED
  • Rigorous PRAXIS® style questions with detailed rationales
  • Dynamic, Full Color Design
  • Personalized Exam Feedback and Test-taking Tips
  • Insightful Score Reports to guide effective studying

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The Guide combines a comprehensive content review with rigorous practice exams to make sure students are fully prepared for the PRAXIS® exam. Access to TherapyEd’s online Learning Portal, content area mini-exams, study strategies, and up-to-date information on the licensure process is also included.

Whether preparing for Comprehensive exams, the SLP PRAXIS®, or starting a new position, this Review & Study Guide provides a complete overview of the breadth and depth of current speech-language practice. It provides an efficient and effective way to review foundational information for entry-level speech-language pathology, as well as practice in answering rigorous questions similar to those on the PRAXIS® or Comprehensive exams. The Guide covers:

  • Preparing for the Speech-Language Pathology Examination
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Communication and Swallowing
  • Acoustics
  • Language Acquisition: Preverbal and Early Language
  • Research, Evidence-Based Practice and Tests and Measurements
  • The Practice of Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech Sound Disorders in Children
  • Language Disorders in Young Children
  • Spoken Language Disorders in School-Age Populations
  • Written Language Disorders in the School-Age Population
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Stuttering and Other Fluency Disorders
  • Acquired Language Disorders: Aphasia, Right-Hemisphere Disorders and Neurodegenerative Syndromes
  • Motor Speech Disorders
  • Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies
  • Voice Disorders in Children and Adults
  • Dysphagia: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders
  • Augmentativeand Alternative Communication
  • Audiology and Hearing Impairment

Distinguished contributors to the Guide include:

  • Jean E. Andruski, PhD: Associate Professor, Wayne State University
  • Cara Bryan, MA, CCC-SLP: Founder, South Tampa Voice Therapy
  • Derek Eugene Daniels, PhD, CCC-SLP: Associate Professor, Wayne State University
  • Mark DeRuiter, MBA, PhD, CCC-A/SLP: FASHA: Director, University of Pittsburgh
  • Sandra Laing Gillam, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA: Professor, Utah State University
  • Donald M. Goldberg, PhD, CCC-SLP/A, FASHA: Professor, College of Wooster
  • Margaret Greenwald, PhD, CCC-SLP: Associate Professor, Wayne State University
  • Michelle Gutmann, PhD, CCC-SLP: Clinical Associate Professor, Purdue University
  • Sue T. Hale, MCD, CCC-SLP, FASHA: Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Education, Vanderbilt University
  • Charles W. Haynes, EdD, CCC-SLP: Professor, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • R. Jordan Hazelwood, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-s, CCRE: Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University
  • James T. Heaton, PhD: Professor, MGH Institute of Health Professions and Assistant Professor, Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Pamela E. Hook, PhD: Professor Emerita, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Melanie W. Hudson, MA, CCC-SLP: FASHA: National Director, EBS Healthcare
  • Alex F. Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP: FASHA: Provost & Professor, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Samantha E. Jordan, MS, CCC-SLP: Speech-Language Pathologist, Kevin G. Langan School
  • Gail B. Kempster, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA: Professor, Associate Chair, and Program Director, Rush University
  • Gregory L. Lof, PhD, CCC-SLP: FASHA: Professor Emerita, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA: Professor, University of Cincinnati Medical Center
  • Kimberly A. Murphy, PhD, CCC-SLP: Assistant Professor, Old Dominion University
  • Nancy Naperala, PhD, CCC-SLP: Instructor, Wayne State University
  • Craig W. Newman, PhD, CCC-A, FASHA: Professor, Case Western Reserve University
  • Marjorie Nicholas, PhD, CCC-SLP: Associate Chair, Professor, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Gail J. Richard, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA: Professor Emeritus, Eastern Illinois University
  • Sharon A. Sandridge, PhD: Director, Clinical Services in Audiology, Cleveland Clinic
  • Reed Senter, MS, CCC-SLP: Doctoral Student, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Brian B. Shulman, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, FASAHP, FASHA: Dean and Professor, Seton Hall University
  • Vicki Simonsmeir, MS, CCC-SLP/Aud: Clinical Coordinator, Utah State University
  • Nina Capone Singleton, PhD, CCC-SLP: Associate Professor, Seton Hall University
  • Zachary M. Smith, MS, CF-SLP: Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical Fellow, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Barbara C. Sonies, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, FASHA: Research Professor, University of Maryland
  • Greg Turner, PhD, CCC-SLP: Professor, University of Central Missouri
  • Sofia Vallila-Rohter, PhD, CCC-SLP: Assistant Professor, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Maggie Watson, PhD, CCC-SLP: Professor, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
  • Amy L. Weiss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, FASHA: Professor, The University of Rhode Island
  • Margaret M. Wilson, MA, CCC-SLP: Speech Pathologist II, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Aaron Ziegler, PhD, CCC-SLP: Co-Director, The Wellness Group for Voice, Speech and Swallowing

TherapyEd’s National Speech-Language Pathology Examination Review & Study Guide is designed to improve critical reasoning skills, increase test-taking confidence, and make sure you pass the exam the first time.

The Review & Study Guide is available individually or can be ordered as a class for increased savings.

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Purchase the TherapyEd National Speech-Language Pathology Exam Review & Study Guide and take our rigorous computer-based practice exams to make sure you pass the first time.

For almost 30 years TherapyEd has been the leader in preparing allied health students for their professional exams. With our best-selling Review & Study Guide, TherapyEd helps thousands of students pass the SLP PRAXIS® exam every year.


We have been preparing students for their exams for over 30 years.  We rely on our instructors – their enthusiasm, talent and commitment – to make every course our students attend a success. Our instructors are leaders in their profession with experience as professors, authors, speakers, clinicians, and item writers with a wide diversity of expertise.

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  • “This book provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-science review in a clear, concise format. It contains beautifully detailed illustration, information organized in an outline form, and a wealth of supplementary resources. It is easily the best PRAXIS review text I have come upon and has been eagerly adopted by our program and enthusiastically embraced by our faculty and students.”
    – Rhea Paul, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
  • “I really believe I wouldn’t have passed without this review book. It was excellent. The chapters were outlined beautifully. The practice questions were great and gave me a real sense of questions I would come into contact with during the test. I have nothing to say but good things about the book. I really liked the explanations of the answers in the textbook. Overall, this review book is great.”
    – Allison Biddinger, Western Michigan University
  • “The book provided a wonderful review for the various topics related to the PRAXIS examination. Students have commented to me that it is a valuable resource! They are particularly impressed with the “Teaching Points” provided with questions including a rationale for making the best choice. I highly recommend this book for all students to prepare for the PRAXIS and achieve a passing score on their first attempt.”
    – David L. Irwin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA
  • “The National Speech-Language Pathology Examination and Study Guide is the most thorough and advanced SLP Praxis review manual on the market. It is exceptionally organized with well thought out exam questions. Students would benefit from reviewing it before completing the Praxis.”
    – Amy Ogburn, Faulkner University
  • “The organization of the book has helped divide my studying into manageable units so I am not overwhelmed when I study. This is very important, because there is a large amount of material to study. I love the exam feedback that comes along with the online exams. This is a great way for me to identify my strengths and weaknesses. Many of my friends have bought the book and found that they are able to study more easily as a result. Thank you!”
    – Alyssa Lanzi
  • “I purchased my Therapyed book last year at NBASLH and I started studying the summer following the conference. I read each chapter thoroughly and created exams using the computer program after studying each chapter. I took the PRAXIS exam in February and passed on the first try. Thank you so much, the practice exams really helped me.””
    – Areini Arzu Touro College
  • “This is my NEW FAVORITE PRAXIS prep book. Students who struggle to pass the first time using other study guides are able to pass regularly after using the TherapyEd Review and Study Guide. The explanations of why one answer is right and the others are wrong is the most powerful feature in my opinion. It is my new required text for all PRAXIS prep course work.”
    – Janice Smith Western Kentucky University
  • “TherapyEd’s guide has quickly become my students’ go-to resource as they prepare to take the PRAXIS exam. The questions are fashioned in a manner that more closely mirrors the actual exam, compared to previous study guides. At conferences, I frequently present on the topic of PRAXIS prep and have heard several students state that this product made a considerable difference in their passing the exam, after multiple attempts.”
    – Hope Reed, SLP.D., CCC-SLP, C.O.M. Alabama A&M University
  • “This book outlines the chapter content very well. The graphics are helpful to visualize the anatomy and physiology of the structures. Thank you for creating a great resource for students to help pass the PRAXIS and to refer back to as needed on the job.”
    – Teresa Longino South Carolina State University
  • “I appreciate the stuttering coverage the Exam Guide provides. It is excellent as a supplementary text to support a student’s graduate school knowlege.”
    – Jill Douglass, PhD, CCC-SLP