Praxis II Audiology Exam by ETS
Individuals who have earned masters or doctorate degrees in audiology are administered to the Praxis II Audiology exam and who plan on becoming professionals in the field. The exam is often times a necessity to get licensing or certification in Audiology. This exam consists of 120 multiple choice questions that are divided into eight categories as follows:
- 32 questions: Basic Communication Processes
- 13 questions: Rehabilitative Assessment
- 13 questions: Rehabilitative Management
- 15 questions: Behavioral Assessment/Interpretation
- 13 questions: Rehabilitative Technology
- 12 questions: Professional Issues, Psychometrics, Research
- 12 questions: Prevention/ID
- 10 questions: Electrophysiological Measurements/Interpretation
Topics including acoustics, anatomy and development, pathologies, physiology, psychoacoustics, speech-language sciences, and syndromes and genetics will cover a range of area of Basic Communication Processes. These topics will be connected to the mechanisms, functions, and/or testing connected with speech and hearing.
The questions will center on testing actions in the areas of behavioral speech and behavioral tone regarding Behavioral evaluation/Interpretation, and the use of case histories and physical examinations in hearing judgment.
Methods of testing and therapy, ways of assessing data gathered from tests, and selecting the appropriate type of hearing support will focus questions on the Rehabilitative Assessment.
Assistive devices, the procedure for cochlear implants, and the functions and effectiveness of hearing aids will cover questions pertaining to Rehabilitative Technology. The area of Rehabilitative Management covers the methods and use of treatment for specific age groups, methods for analysis and for discussing treatment and issues related to treatment. This section also covers estimate of patients'progress.
The anticipation/ID questions focus on hearing management, ototoxicity screening, and the need to check hearing, and ways to keep infections under control.
Professional ethics, legislation and principles connected with the field of Audiology, the things that social status and culture have on speech, the management of business, and criteria and methods of research will cover the questions regarding Professional Issues, Psychometrics, and Research.
The questions that deal with Electrophysiological Measurement/understanding center on the testing and data connected with auditory and vestibular diseases and conditions.
Case studies and articles may relay to the multiple choice questions that will be provided as part of the exam. The reason is to measure the capability of the examinee to employ his or her knowledge in a real life situation or to process new facts and understand how to apply those facts in related situations.