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Study Guide

Overview and Test Objectives
Field 057: Speech and Language Impaired

Test Overview

Table outlining the test format, number of questions, time, and passing score.
Format Computer-based test (CBT)
Number of Questions 100 multiple-choice questions
Time 2 hours 30 minutes*
Passing Score 220

*Does not include 15-minute CBT tutorial

Test Objectives

Table outlining test content and subject weighting by sub area and objective.
Subarea Range of Objectives Approximate Percentage of Questions on Test
I Human Development and Students with Special Educational Needs 001–007 16%
II Speech, Language, and Hearing Impairments 008–020 28%
III Assessment 021–029 20%
IV Program Development and Intervention 030–038 20%
V Professional Knowledge and Legal Issues 039–046 16%
Pie chart of approximate test weighting, detailed in the table above.

Subarea I—HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

Objective 001—Understand normal human development during infancy and early childhood.

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Objective 002—Understand normal human development during childhood and adolescence.

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Objective 003—Understand normal communication development.

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Objective 004—Understand the prenatal development of the child.

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Objective 005—Apply theories of communication development.

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Objective 006—Understand the specific characteristics of students with special educational needs.

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Objective 007—Analyze the effects of handicapping conditions on communication development.

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Subarea II—SPEECH, LANGUAGE, AND HEARING IMPAIRMENTS

Objective 008—Identify linguistic features of English.

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Objective 009—Apply principles of phonetics.

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Objective 010—Understand the speech mechanism.

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Objective 011—Understand the hearing mechanism.

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Objective 012—Understand fluency impairments.

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Objective 013—Understand articulation impairments.

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Objective 014—Understand voice impairments.

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Objective 015—Understand speech and language impairments associated with structural, neuromuscular, and neurological disabilities.

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Objective 016—Understand disorders of receptive language.

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Objective 017—Understand disorders of expressive language.

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Objective 018—Understand the characteristics of language differences and language impairments.

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Objective 019—Understand hearing impairments.

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Objective 020—Analyze the relationship between speech, language, and hearing impairments and child development.

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Subarea III—ASSESSMENT

Objective 021—Identify legal requirements relating to assessment.

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Objective 022—Understand speech and language assessment instruments and methods.

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Objective 023—Understand methods used to assess articulation.

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Objective 024—Understand methods used to assess fluency.

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Objective 025—Understand methods used to assess voice.

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Objective 026—Understand methods used to assess receptive language.

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Objective 027—Understand methods used to assess expressive language.

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Objective 028—Understand basic methods used to assess hearing.

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Objective 029—Identify procedures for conducting a comprehensive speech and language evaluation.

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Subarea IV—PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND INTERVENTION

Objective 030—Understand the development of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students with speech and language impairments.

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Objective 031—Understand the procedures for implementing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students with speech and language impairments.

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Objective 032—Apply intervention strategies for students with fluency impairments.

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Objective 033—Apply intervention strategies for students with articulation impairments.

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Objective 034—Apply intervention strategies for students with voice impairments.

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Objective 035—Apply intervention strategies for students with disorders of receptive language.

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Objective 036—Apply intervention strategies for students with disorders of expressive language.

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Objective 037—Apply intervention strategies for students with hearing impairments.

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Objective 038—Understand intervention and instructional techniques used with speech and language impaired students who have additional handicapping conditions.

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Subarea V—PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND LEGAL ISSUES

Objective 039—Identify technological advances relating to communication disorders.

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Objective 040—Understand the rights of students with special educational needs and the rights of their parents.

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Objective 041—Identify procedures and processes for consulting with school personnel and other professionals.

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Objective 042—Identify professional organizations involved in communication disorders.

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Objective 043—Understand methods of communicating with and counseling the families of students with speech and language impairments.

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Objective 044—Demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences among students and their families.

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Objective 045—Understand current research on communication disorders.

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Objective 046—Apply federal and state laws and regulations concerning the delivery of special education and related services.

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