NBASLH National Speech-Language Pathology

Exam Review Course

An Intensive Review for the Examination for Speech-Language Pathology

About the National Speech-Language Pathology Exam Review Course

The National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing (NBASLH) sponsors three virtual review courses annually in preparation for the Praxis Examination in Speech-Language Pathology. The course is open to all students. 

The virtual courses are not recorded and are held on Friday through Sunday as follows:

  • Spring Course: 3rd week of March
  • Summer Course: 1st week of June
  • Fall Course: 1st week of November

The course has been sponsored since 1988 and is taught by an outstanding faculty of scholars who are experts and/or certified speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

The Intensive Review for the Examination was designed to target the topic areas identified by the Educational Testing Service Praxis Series as being the content included on the examination.

Learn more about the history of the NBASLH's Exam Review Course

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Committee Chairs

Kimmerly HarrellDr. Kimmerly Harrell, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences at Jacksonville University. She received her B.S. in Speech Pathology & Audiology from Tennessee State University, her M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Mississippi, an EdS in Curriculum & Instruction from Lincoln Memorial University, and a PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida. She is also a Board Certified Specialist in Child Language. Her areas of expertise include language and literacy disorders in culturally and linguistically diverse adolescents, reading comprehension, vocabulary intervention, and cultural competence and humility in CSD education. Dr. Harrell also uses her knowledge and expertise to provide services in Haiti, Kenya, and other global communities. She serves as an executive team member and program manager for curriculum development with Travel & GIVE, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that combines travel with addressing the needs of the people in local communities around the world through advocacy, education, and medical resources.

Andii Toliver-Smith

Dr. Andi Toliver-Smith is an Assistant Professor of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She obtained her Doctor of Philosophy in the field of communication sciences and disorders with an emphasis in cultural and linguistic diversity, along with a secondary interest in audiology from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, her MS in Speech-Language Pathology from "The Mecca" Howard University, and her BS in Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Arkansas Little Rock. She has worked with a variety of populations with speech and language disorders as well as with Deaf/Hard of Hearing clients who require Aural Rehabilitation. Dr. Toliver-Smith also shares her expertise in the ASHA-PAHO/WHO Guyana Collaboration Project. Her areas of expertise include: Multicultural Concerns, Accent-Dialect Modification, Aural Rehabilitation, Teaching Pedagogy, and Professional Issues.


Dr. Afua Agyapong, PhD, CCC-SLP
Francis Marion University
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Afua Agyapong is an assistant professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Francis Marion University. She holds an MS and a PHD in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of North Dakota. She teaches and conducts research on voice disorders. Her current research is aimed at exploring vocal health problems in transgender people.

Sheila Bridges-Bond, PhD, CCC-SLP
ASHA Fellow/ACUE Certified
Retired Associate Professor
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Dr. Sheila Bridges‐Bond is a retired Associate Professor formerly in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at North Carolina Central University. Prior to her recent retirement she engaged in research, teaching, and service at NCCU for 27 years in the areas of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), cultural and linguistic diversity (CLD), and global issues in communication disorders.

During her tenure at NCCU she served in many capacities. Her administrative roles included Interim Department Chair and CSD Program Director. She was Founder/Director of the Assistive Technology for Infants and Preschoolers Project (ATIPP) and Director/Faculty Advisor of CREAATT, Culturally Response Early Intervention and Adult Assistive Technology Training. an OSEP funded Training Grant Program and specialty track.

Dr. Bridges-­Bond is a fellow of the American Speech-­Language-­Hearing Association and has served on numerous local and national professional boards and committees including NBASLH (executive staff member and ECHO Editor), United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (USSAAC, Board member and state representative), and ASHA SIG 12 Steering Committee member.

Dr. Derek E. Daniels, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Wayne State University
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Dr. Derek Daniels is an associate professor and graduate program director in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He has been a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist since 2002. Dr. Daniels specializes in stuttering, and has presented locally, nationally, and internationally on stuttering. He serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Fluency Disorders and Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Call for Papers Chair for NBASLH. Dr. Daniels is a person who stutters, provides clinical services for people who stutter, and supervises graduate student training in stuttering through Wayne State University's Speech and Language Clinic. He has participated in many self-help events, workshops, and clinical training programs for people who stutter. Dr. Daniels' research focuses on public perceptions of people who stutter, identity construction and self-image, intersectionality, and psychosocial experiences, and he is widely published in these areas. He served as President of the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA) from March 2021 to March 2022.

Dr. Alaina S. Davis, Ph.D., CCC_SLP/L, CBIST
Howard University
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Dr. Alaina S. Davis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Howard University, a licensed medical speech-language pathologist, and a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer. She has expertise in neurologically based communication disorders, and focuses on cognitive-communicative disorders associated with traumatic brain injury and concussion in adolescents and adults, as well as return-to-learn/play/activity. Dr. Davis’ work also incorporates cultural responsiveness through examining cognitive and communication styles. In this realm, she identifies bias within cognitive-communicative assessment and treatment materials and aims to develop culturally appropriate and relevant materials. She is published in professional journals and has co-authored chapters on TBI. She also co-hosts a podcast called, Sunday Dinner with Dr. Stanford and Dr. Davis in which she leads a series called "Brain Injury Chronicles with Dr. D." sharing stories of athletes and individuals who experience concussions and the impact of the injury on their lives.

Maurice Goodwin, CCC-SLP
Houston Methodist
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Maurice Goodwin is a licensed and practicing Speech Language Pathologist, voice teacher, and active performer now living in Houston, TX. Professionally he specializes in the evaluation and treatment of the singing voice and voice disorders at The Texas Voice Center and is also Adjunct Faculty at Lamar University in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. Following his undergraduate studies in music performance at Shenandoah University, he completed his graduate work in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh. During his time at the University of Pittsburgh Voice Center he completed his graduate thesis on the challenges and changes that occur in the voices of elderly adults. His background as a performer and speech pathologist led him to complete a fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Voice and Swallow Clinics in the treatment of singers, actors, teachers, and other occupational voice users with voice problems. He is a regular lecturer and presenter at conferences focused on the health and education of professional voice users. He is passionate about vocal health education and the intersections of identity and voice. Maurice is licensed to practice in the state of Texas and holds national certification from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

Lauren Hastings, M.S., CCC-SLP, ADHD-RSP
Hear To Speak, LLC
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Lauren Hastings is the Owner and Speech-Language Pathologist of Hear to Speak, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia. Lauren received a Masters of Science in Speech & Hearing Science from Tennessee State University and a Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology from Andrews University. She has held various clinical positions in Tennessee and Georgia ranging from rehabilitation centers, school districts, and an Autism center. Her clinical and research interests include child language disorders, literacy development, the impact of socioeconomic status on language/literacy development, feeding disorders, and early intervention. In 2016, Lauren began full-time work in her practice, Hear to Speak, a company based in South Fulton (Atlanta) Georgia which serves the pediatric population using a community-based model.

Iris A. Johnson-­Arnold, PhD, CCC-SLP
Tennessee State University
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Dr. Iris Johnson-Arnold is an associate professor within the Department of Speech‐Language Pathology and Audiology at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from South Carolina State University and her doctorate from The University of Memphis. Currently, she is lead coordinator for Academically Speaking, a university initiative aimed at improving communication in the college classroom.

Shatonda S. Jones, PhD CCC-SLP, CBIST
Rockhurst University, USA
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Shatonda S. Jones is an Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at Rockhurst University. For well over a decade she has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in motor speech disorders, dysphagia, anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanism, speech and hearing science, research, cultural and linguistic diversity, among others.  Her research focuses on health capacity building in socially marginalized communities including diffusion and dissemination of health information to those communities.  She also conducts research in the areas of SOTL, diffusion of health information, edutainment, cultural and linguistic diversity, and vowel merger.  Dr. Jones has over 15 years of clinical experience and works primarily with adults and geriatrics with neurogenic communication and swallowing disorders. She has a particular interest in working with stroke survivors and their families. Dr. Jones is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer through the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) and completed the Stanford University Internet Based Successful Aging Mini-Fellowship (iSage) in Ethnogeriatrics.    She is also a graduate of the Ignatian Colleagues Program, cohort 11 and she takes Korean language courses through the Kansas City Korean Language Institute.  She holds a PhD in Therapeutic Science (an interdisciplinary degree) from the University of Kansas (Medical Center), a Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology with an emphasis in medical speech pathology from the University of Iowa, and a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology from the University of Tulsa. 

Daria D. Lawrence, SLPD, CCC-SLP
West Tennessee Regional Office - Department for Individuals with Developmental Delays
State of Tennessee
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Daria D. Lawrence, SLPD, CCC-SLP is the Director of Therapy Services for the West Tennessee Regional Office, Department for Individuals with Developmental Delays, State of Tennessee and is the Chair-Elect of the Memphis Affiliate Chapter. Dr. Lawrence earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Jackson State University, a Master of Science from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. She has practiced in the school, hospital, private practice, home health, and state government settings. Dr. Lawrence’s academic research interests include the impact of poverty on child language evaluation and treatment, executive function and language skill in adolescents, ethics in treatment and diagnosis, and therapy provision for incarcerated youth and young adults. Dr. Lawrence's philanthropic efforts entail mentorship for young Black women and supporting local Title I high schools.

Dr. Lawrence believes that the key to success for our community is to improve communication skills that allow for self-advocacy in all aspects of life. To support that ideal, Dr. Lawrence founded Lead the Talk, LLC, a communication firm that addresses communication needs in the corporate, interpersonal, and education sectors.

Chenell Loudermill, PhD, CCC-SLP
Purdue University
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Chenell Loudermill is a Clinical Professor and Director of Clinical Education in Speech-Language Pathology in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University where she oversees and provides clinical education in speech-language pathology. Chenell obtained her master’s of science degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and her doctoral degree from the Arkansas Consortium for the PhD in SLP. She has nearly twenty years of experience, thirteen of which were obtained working as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the public schools before moving to higher education. Chenell has expertise in assessment and treatment of language based literacy disorders such as dyslexia as well as treating individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and social skills deficits. Other interests include administration and supervision in speech-language pathology and interprofessional education and practice. Chenell teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in clinical practice and literacy. She also co-leads the Purdue Literacy Education and Practice Project (Purdue-LEaPP). Chenell also serves on the Exam Review Committee for the National Black Association for Speech, Language, and Hearing (NBASLH).

Jay R. Lucker, EdD, CCC-A/SLP, FAAA
Howard University – Washington, DC
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Dr. Lucker is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Howard University. He has taught for years Speech and Hearing Science and continues teaching Audiology and Aural Rehabilitation as well as master’s and doctoral-level research courses including doctoral research design and quantitative analysis. His research interests and clinical work focus on all aspects of auditory processing disorders and language processing disorders. He also has a private practice in the greater metropolitan Washington, DC area where he does consultations and evaluations for auditory processing and language processing.  He has taught Praxis review courses for many years.

Lindsay Meyer Turner, PhD, CCC-SLP, CNT, IBCLC
HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood
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Lindsay Meyer Turner is employed at HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood (TX) in a Level III NICU and is the owner of Dandelion Feeding & Speech Therapy, PLLC. She has 10 years of outpatient pediatric and NICU experience with expertise in neonatal oral feeding and swallowing disorders. Dr. Turner is responsible for the establishment of several departmental programs and initiatives revolving around neuroprotection/neurobehavioral development, oral feeding (breast and bottle), language nutrition, and parental involvement. Her current research is centered on the establishment of cue-based feeding protocols, facilitation of language nutrition through parent involvement, and understanding the potential effects of swaddle bathing on oral feeding performance. In addition to clinical and research commitments, Dr. Turner mentors graduate students, guest lectures, and educates medical personnel and other SLPs on the local, state, and national levels. Dr. Turner received a master’s degree and doctoral degree from Louisiana State University in Communication Sciences and Disorders, a master’s degree in Elementary Education from Southern University, and bachelor’s degree from Millsaps College in Elementary Education. She holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and state licensure in Texas. Dr. Turner is a Board Certified Neonatal Therapist (Neonatal Therapy National Certification Board) and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners). In 2010, Dr. Turner participated in ASHA’s Minority Student Leadership Program. She was an invited speaker at NBASLH in 2018.

Katrina E. Miller Ed. D. CCC-SLP
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Katrina E. Miller Ed. D. CCC-SLP is a professional whose 25 plus years’ commitment to the communication disorders profession has improved the lives of her clients and over 300 speech-language pathology students. Dr. Miller is the owner of KEMiller Enterprises a communication empowerment company that specializes in providing educational and communication strategies to improve organizations. As a Clinical Associate Professor at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) she founded the Neurogenic Aphasia Group (NAG) which afforded members of the Durham, NC community free speech and language treatment, along with providing clinical practicum experiences to graduate students. Katrina received her B.S and M.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Hampton University and went on to receive a Doctorate in Education with a concentration is Speech Pathology from Nova Southeastern University. She is currently the Director of the Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Shenandoah University. She is licensed in the state of Virginia and North Carolina and is Certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Andrea Moore
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Born the daughter of a minister and a community development organizer, Dr. Ándrea M. Moore gives credit to her parents (Drs. Billy and Deborah Moore) for instilling in her and her sister (Dr. Alicia) a sense of drive and determination to succeed. At the age of 18, Ándrea wrote a grant for a mentoring program and the Mentoring Program of Ruleville, Mississippi was created from this grant. This program has reached over 150 youth in the Delta of Mississippi and has been recognized by former Governor Haley Barbour and Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Dr. Moore received her Bachelor of Science from Delta State University (Cleveland, MS), her Master of Art from The University of Memphis (Memphis, TN), and her Doctorate of Speech-Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, FL). She has worked in a variety of settings, including schools, acute care, and adjunct professorship. She is currently the Lead Related Service Provider for Bartlett City Schools, where she oversees the services of 600 students in one of the top ranked districts in the State of Tennessee. She is the 2018-2019 Bartlett City Schools Elementary Teacher of the Year. This is the first time this distinction has been given to a speech-language pathologist.   Dr. Moore is the chair of the Inaugural Board of the Memphis Area Affiliate of the National Black Association of Speech-Language-Hearing. She is also the author of 2 devotionals and a purity curriculum. Ándrea enjoys reading, traveling, cooking, and exercising. Her current joy comes from being a foster parent.

Marilouise E. Nichols, M.S., CCC-SLP, CBIS
Houston Methodist 
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Marilouise Nichols is a medical speech language pathologist and lead clinician at Houston Methodist Continuing Care Hospital in Houston, Texas, who has focused her career in neurogenic dysphagia and communication disorders, traumatic brain injury, and iatrogenic dysphagia in adult acute care and inpatient rehabilitation. She is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) through the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS). Marilouise earned her B.A at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA and earned her M.S. at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. 

In addition to her extensive clinical background, Marilouise is passionate about leadership development among early career professionals and graduate clinical supervision and instruction. She has worked as graduate clinical educator and graduate-level academic instructor in dysphagia. Further, Marilouise has been a guest lecturer at several universities and has presented on various clinical and leadership topics at state and national conventions. Marilouise is an alumna of ASHA’s Healthcare Leadership Development Program (LDP) 2022 cohort, was awarded ASHA’s Distinguished Early Career Professional Award in 2020, and is an alumna of ASHA’s Minority Student Leadership Program (MSLP) 2013 cohort. She is also serving a four-year term as a site visitor for ASHA's Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA). Marilouise currently serves on the Board of the Directors for the National Black Association of Speech Language and Hearing (NBASLH).

Stephanie M. Nixon, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Children’s National Hospital – Washington, DC
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Dr. Nixon is a speech-language pathologist at Children’s National Hospital and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of North Texas, her master’s degree in Communication Science and Disorders from Arizona State University, and her Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from University of Pittsburgh.

She specializes in speech sound disorders including Childhood Apraxia of Speech, reading decoding and comprehension, as well as higher order language skills.  Her research has focused on children with language learning disabilities (e.g., dyslexia) as well as the way adults process written information.  She has also written a brief article for families regarding understanding evidence-based practices and presented on health literacy and presented on the readability of speech and hearing handouts.  She has guest lectured about childhood apraxia of speech and speech sound disorders for several universities. 

Tommie L. Robinson, Jr., PhD, CCC-SLP
Children’s National Medical Center
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Tommie L. Robinson, Jr., PhD, CCC-SLP is director of the Scottish Rite Center for Childhood Language Disorders in the Children's Hearing and Speech Center at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC, and is an associate professor of pediatrics at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He specializes in communication disorders in children, with a specific focus on children who stutter. Dr. Robinson's research and writings have focused on normal fluency behaviors in children and adults, as well as service delivery to children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Dr. Robinson holds adjunct professorships with Howard University, the University of the District of Columbia, and Longwood University, and has presented widely at the local, regional, and national levels. Dr. Robinson teaches courses in stuttering and diagnostics.
Dr. Robinson has served on various ASHA boards and committees. He has served as ASHA president (2010), vice president for quality of service in speech-language-pathology (2005–2007), on the Board of Ethics, Council on Professional Standards, and Council for Clinical Certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Committee on Nominations and Elections, Honors Committee, and Clinical Certification Board. He was selected co-chair for the Program Committee of the 2002 ASHA Convention held in Atlanta, Georgia. He was also an ASHA legislative councilor representing the District of Columbia in 1994–2004. In 1998, Dr. Robinson was elected a Fellow of ASHA, one of its highest honors. Dr. Robinson was the 2003 chair of the ASHA Honors Committee.

He served on the board of directors of the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing (NBASLH) and served as the co-chair of the Program Committee for their 1999 and 2000 conventions. Dr. Robinson also served as secretary of the Specialty Board on Fluency Disorders and has been a board-recognized fluency specialist since 2000.

Dr. Robinson received his AA degree from Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale, Mississippi, BA and MS degrees from the University of Mississippi in Oxford, and his PhD degree from Howard University.

Byron Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP
University of Houston
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Dr. Byron Ross is an instructional associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Houston where he teaches Introduction to communication disorders, speech and language development, speech and language disorders, and Assessment and Treatment of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Ross is also the Program Coordinator of the Post Bac Leveling Program in the ComD Department at U of H. His research interests include pragmatic language disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults with autism spectrum disorders, and intervention techniques using augmentative/alternative communication. He received his BS and MS from the University of Central Arkansas in speech-language pathology, and his PhD from the University of Nebraska‐Lincoln in communication sciences and disorders.

Keena Seward, AuD, CCC-A/SLP
3L Therapy Solutions, LLC
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Dr. Keena Seward is dually certified as an audiologist and speech-language pathologist. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from Hampton University, a doctorate in clinical audiology (Au.D.) from the University of Maryland, College Park and a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from CUNY Lehman College. Her professional experience includes adjunct teaching at various universities, working as an audiologist in clinical, research, and educational settings, and providing speech-language therapy to patients with a variety of disorders in educational and outpatient settings. Additionally, she has a private practice that provides pediatric therapy to children with a variety of speech, language, and literacy needs.

Ms. Jasmyne Speller, M. Ed., CCC-SLP
Reliant Rehabilitation
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Jasmyne Speller is a Rehabilitation Director for Reliant Rehabilitation in Rich Square, North Carolina, and assists with caseload management training for her region with her company. She achieved her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and her Master of Education in Communication Disorders at North Carolina Central University.  Currently, Jasmyne Speller is enrolled at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology program.  Her clinical interests include Dysphagia and Aphasia.

Dr. Lauren Wright-Jones Ph.D., CCC-SLP
University of Louisiana at Monroe
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Dr. Wright-Jones is currently an Assistant Professor and the Program Director in Speech-Language Pathology at The University of Louisiana at Monroe. Dr. Wright-Jones specializes in early intervention and family-centered practices. Dr. Wright-Jones’ current research interests include teaching and learning in Communication Sciences and Disorders and improving access to speech-language pathology services in rural and underserved communities. Her experiences in academia include her previous experience as a clinical instructor and Director of Clinical Education at Fontbonne University in Saint Louis, MO. 

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National Speech-Language Pathology Exam Review 

Course Schedule Example

8:00am - 4:30pm EST
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Opening Remarks  Exam Review Committee
8:15 AM - 9:45 AM PRAXIS Basics & Test Strategies  Dr. Andi Toliver-Smith
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM Social Aspects of Communication  Dr. Byron Ross
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM Break  
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Augmentative and Alternative Communication  Dr. Byron Ross
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch  
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Assessment & Treatment Planning  Ms. Lauren Hastings
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Speech Sound Production

 Dr. Iris Johnson-Arnold
8:00am - 4:30pm EST
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM Receptive and Expressive Language  Dr. Andrea Moore
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM Motor Speech Disorders  Dr. Shatonda Jones
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Break  
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Voice & Resonance  Dr. Afua Agyapong
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Lunch  
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Speech & Hearing Science  Dr. Jay Lucker
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM Hearing  Dr. Akilah Heggs
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Break  
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Cognitive Aspects of Communication

 Dr. Portia Carr
8:00am - 4:45pm EST
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM Clinical Management/Professional Practice  Dr. Daria Lawrence
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM Fluency  Dr. Derek Daniels
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Break  
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Pediatric Dysphagia  Dr. Lindsay Turner
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Lunch  
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Adult Dysphagia  Ms. Jasmyne Speller
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM Literacy  Dr. Karen Davis
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Break  
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM Research Methods  Dr. Kyomi Gregory-Martin
4:30 PM - 4:45 PM Closing Remarks  Dr. Kimmerly Harrell

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Registration Information:

COURSE FEES: $300 per student


Group Discount: There is a 10% discount on course group registrations for 10 or more students with a single payment by credit card or check. Contact the NBASLH office for group registrations at [email protected]

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Program Outline

Topics presented follow the test areas of study:

  • Foundations and Professional Practice
    - Foundations
    - Professional Practice
  • Screening, Assessment, Evaluation and Diagnosis
    - Screening
    - Approaches to Assessment and Evaluation
    - Assessment Procedures and Assessment
    - Etiology
  • Planning, Implementation and Evaluation of Treatment
    - Treatment Planning
    - Treatment Evaluation
    - Treatment

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Past Participant Remarks

“I have attended your Praxis Review class in Atlanta … thank you … with your help I have passed the Praxis and have my state license in speech pathology.”

“Very informative, very helpful, learned a lot! Motivational!” (passed after taking the exam six times)

“It helped me identify what I absolutely had to know, provided me with memory aids (e.g., The PCA opens the way) and served as an excellent review of the material.” (passed on first try)

“I truly appreciate all instructors for their time and talent in helping to equip me with the confidence and motivation to attack the NESPA. That is exactly what I did, I attacked the NESPA with complete confidence, and my score went up by 50 points and I am proud to say I finally accomplished a long-awaited goal.”

“The review course helped me tremendously. It gave me the motivation and determination that I needed to be successful on the exam. I am so glad that I decided to attend the intensive review course.” (passed after taking the exam seven times)

“Made me feel at ease; questions and material were a good refresher. Thank you all soo much!” (passed after taking the exam three times)

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