About The Book

When it comes time to study for the Speech-Language Pathology Praxis, there’s no need to go it alone. Developed by Kay T. Payne, a  noted authority on the exam, Preparation for the Praxis in Speech-Language Pathology is so much more than a conventional review manual. Unlike other texts which focus on rote learning and study questions, this unique guide offers actual techniques and tips for conquering the complexities of the Praxis. With pages of valuable practice and lessons learned from experience, students and professionals preparing for the exam can assess their study habits, learn tactics for dealing with test anxiety, and develop skills for optimizing their performance.

Each of the nine chapters in this streamlined study guide addresses a different aspect of preparing for the certification exam, including:

  • Study habits
  • Common misconceptions and facts about the Praxis
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Reasoning skills
  • Reading comprehension
  • Mental preparation
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Time utilization
  • Guessing strategies

Using easy-to-understand language and demonstrative examples, Preparation for the Praxis in Speech-Language Pathology dispels the myths surrounding the Praxis and prepares you mentally to take the exam. Everyone from students facing the test for the first time to seasoned professionals refreshing for certification can find the tools they need to succeed within this new Praxis study guide.

 This study resource comes complete with:

  • A full-length timed Practice Test with answers and explanations
  • Hundreds of demonstrative Praxis-type questions
  • Frequently asked questions from students over the years
  • A Study Habits Questionnaire, test anxiety scale, and final preparation checklist
  • A comprehensive guide on what to study
  • Access to a PluralPlus companion website with electronic versions of quizzes from 19 undergraduate and graduate courses

About The Author

Kay T. Payne, PhD, CCC-SLP (Retired) is recognized as the foremost authority on the Speech-Language Pathology Praxis. For more than two decades, she has delivered textbooks, articles, chapters, online study tools, workshops, and distance courses that have assisted thousands worldwide in improving their performance on the Praxis. Dr. Payne is Professor Emerita of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Howard University. For her achievements and contributions, she received the highest Honors of the Association from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Table oF Contents


Chapter 1. Study Habits

Chapter 2. Misconceptions and Facts

Chapter 3. Critical Thinking Skills

Chapter 4. Reasoning Skills

Chapter 5. Reading Comprehension

Chapter 6. Mental Preparation

Chapter 7. Test-Taking Strategy

Chapter 8. Time Utilization

Chapter 9. Guessing Strategies

Appendix A. Praxis Practice Test

Appendix B. Praxis Practice Test Answers & Explanations

Appendix C. Coursework Quizzes

Appendix D. Answers to Coursework Quizzes

Appendix E. Coursework Study Guide



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