Therapy Exam Prep – Prepare for the NPTE | NPTAE Online TEP teaches clinical thinking as it applies to the PT exam. The NPTE and NPTAE are no longer purely academic exams and your preparation should reflect that. 2016-11-23T06:40:04Z https://therapyexamprep.com/feed/atom/ WordPress Miye https://therapyexamprep.com <![CDATA[Free Live Webinars for October NPTE]]> https://therapyexamprep.com/?p=2531 2016-10-08T22:50:42Z 2016-10-08T22:50:42Z Therapy Exam Prep (TEP) provides a series of three free online live webinars for the upcoming October NPTE. These online live webinars provide components of what has been provided in TEP’s course and want to share with all that are taking the upcoming exam. The seats are limited and reservation is required. The dates for the […]

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MC testTherapy Exam Prep (TEP) provides a series of three free online live webinars for the upcoming October NPTE. These online live webinars provide components of what has been provided in TEP’s course and want to share with all that are taking the upcoming exam. The seats are limited and reservation is required.

The dates for the webinars are October 12th, 13th and November 9th at 4:30 pm PST.

TEP’s series of webinars:

Part 1: NPTE Assessment Readiness – This webinar utilizes a portion of TEP’s accurate assessment criteria in determining how solid of a pass would be. Factors that contribute to the pass is determined by test taking skills, being able to apply clinically towards the exam and how other factors such as confidence and mindset plays a role in a successful score. There is a lifetime limit now on the number of attempts to take the NPTE / NPTAE and therefore want to be sure you are solid before taking the exam.

Register here: NPTE Assessment Webinar

Part 2: Exam Tips & Techniques – This webinar provides useful strategies two weeks prior, the day before, during and after the NPTE exam. Techniques are provided on how to stay focus during the NPTE as well as being able to control other influences that can make an impact on the resulting score.

Register here: Exam Tips Webinar

Part 3: Being Successful – This webinar is to help those that didn’t succeed or want to be successful on the NPTE or NPTAE. Those that attend will learn how to evaluate what went well and what possibly prevented them from a successful attempt. This webinar is geared towards providing steps on how to proceed with the next attempt, deciding whether to wait or to continue to study and how to make the next NPTE be a smoother successful journey.

Register here: Being Successful Webinar

There are no replays of these live webinars.

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Miye https://therapyexamprep.com <![CDATA[How to Keep Focus for the NPTE Webinar]]> https://therapyexamprep.com/?p=2327 2016-08-31T07:09:38Z 2016-08-31T07:08:33Z Preparing for the NPTE or NPTAE can be stressful and create anxiety that makes it easy to lose focus when studying. Therapy Exam Prep (TEP) is providing a free live online webinar about how to keep your focus for the NPTE. This webinar is to provide how to maintain focus with internal and external factors, […]

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Multiple Choice TestPreparing for the NPTE or NPTAE can be stressful and create anxiety that makes it easy to lose focus when studying. Therapy Exam Prep (TEP) is providing a free live online webinar about how to keep your focus for the NPTE. This webinar is to provide how to maintain focus with internal and external factors, common mistakes made while studying, and strategies to implement right away for practice exams. This webinar is meant especially for those that are preparing for the upcoming October NPTAE or NPTE exams. Seats are limited and reservation is required.

The date for the webinar is September 6th at 6 pm Pacific Standard Time.

There will be no replays of this webinar.

Click to Register for the How to Keep Focus for the NPTE.

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Miye https://therapyexamprep.com <![CDATA[NPTE Tip – Emotions from the PT Exam Results]]> https://therapyexamprep.com/?p=2242 2016-07-26T09:16:19Z 2016-07-26T09:16:19Z You may be experiencing a different type of anxiety as you wait for your PT exam results than what you may have felt when you took the actual exam. The tense moments at the computer screen waiting for your results to tell you whether you passed your NPTE or NPTAE to become a licensed PT […]

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Passed ScreenYou may be experiencing a different type of anxiety as you wait for your PT exam results than what you may have felt when you took the actual exam. The tense moments at the computer screen waiting for your results to tell you whether you passed your NPTE or NPTAE to become a licensed PT or PTA can feel like forever. Some candidates close their eyes before looking while others continue to hit the refresh button until their life-changing results are shown.

The emotional roller coaster of receiving this important PT exam score results in either a happy / relief path or a shock followed by a handful of negative emotions. The second path is a journey in itself following a similar path to the grieving stages of death or life-threatening illness. Below are some thoughts to keep in mind based on your PT exam results.

Passing Results

Congratulations and welcome to the profession! You may experience an initial shock of disbelief or happiness when you see PASS on the screen. It may take a few seconds for the great feeling to sink in and be relieved that you can now move on to receiving your license. This chapter is done and now a new one begins as a practicing clinician.

Although you are done studying for the PT exam, you’ll want to remember to continue to learn, implement and progress throughout your career.

Not Passing Results

First, take a deep breath. Seeing that you didn’t get that passing results SUCKS! However, it’s not the end of your world. It’s a slight setback. You may be experiencing some shock from not passing and possibly denial of the results. However, when the screen continues to tell you that you didn’t pass, it just hurts.

You may have some anger or go into some depression-like feelings. These are quite normal feelings as it may seem you are now on a roller coaster of emotions that changes from minute to minute over the course of the next few days. While your head may be spinning with so many thoughts, just know that there’s hope and help as you don’t have to experience this journey on your own.

If you happen to not pass your PT exam, you’ll want to remember it’s not a reflection of you as a clinician or your character as it’s just an exam. The results mainly mean there are areas to improve upon and something to not “beat yourself” up over. This unexpected experience as hurtful as it may be, you’ll want to view as a growing lesson and a second chance to “prove” yourself.

There are many reasons you may not have reached the passing score; however, you’ll want to acknowledge your successes of what you did right. This is important as many fail to recognize to give themselves credit as this helps with the healing process. For instance, it could be that you completed the PT exam without panicking. Or that you were able to study and review the information. Although it may not seem like it, you may be getting an extra little “vacation” before getting into the workforce.

When you finally accept your PT exam results and want to resume studying, here are a few things to think about from your prior attempt to help you prevent a repeat.

Did you develop study plans before studying?
Did you study actively rather than passively?
Did you study continuously for long periods of time?
Did you study clinically rather than academically?
Do you recognize patterns when taking the exams?
Did you review the rationales for the questions?
Did you have a negative mindset towards the PT exam?

Changing any one of these study habits will help to improve your PT exam score for your next attempt. Taking the time to reassess over the next few days and seeing where you can make changes allows your mind to see there are opportunities to learn and grow. Keep your head up and know that you are not alone and all you have to do is ask for help when needed.

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Miye https://therapyexamprep.com <![CDATA[Free Live Webinars for July NPTE]]> https://therapyexamprep.com/?p=2214 2016-07-01T22:19:23Z 2016-07-01T05:54:21Z Therapy Exam Prep (TEP) provides a series of three free online live webinars for the upcoming July NPTE. These online live webinars provide components of what has been provided in TEP’s course and want to share with all that are taking the upcoming exam. The seats are limited and reservation is required. The dates for the […]

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MC testTherapy Exam Prep (TEP) provides a series of three free online live webinars for the upcoming July NPTE. These online live webinars provide components of what has been provided in TEP’s course and want to share with all that are taking the upcoming exam. The seats are limited and reservation is required.

The dates for the webinars are July 5th, 6th and August 2nd at 6 pm PST.

Click here to register for the webinars.

TEP’s series of webinars:

Part 1: NPTE Assessment Readiness – This webinar utilizes a portion of TEP’s accurate assessment criteria in determining how solid of a pass would be. Factors that contribute to the pass is determined by test taking skills, being able to apply clinically towards the exam and how other factors such as confidence and mindset plays a role in a successful score. There is a lifetime limit now on the number of attempts to take the NPTE / NPTAE and therefore want to be sure you are solid before taking the exam.

Part 2: Exam Tips & Techniques – This webinar provides useful strategies two weeks prior, the day before, during and after the NPTE exam. Techniques are provided on how to stay focus during the NPTE as well as being able to control other influences that can make an impact on the resulting score.

Part 3: Being Successful After Being Unsuccessful – This webinar is to help those that didn’t succeed on the NPTE or NPTAE. Those that attend will learn how to evaluate what went well and what possibly prevented them from a successful attempt. This webinar is geared towards providing steps on how to proceed with the next attempt, deciding whether to wait or to continue to study and how to make the next NPTE be a smoother successful journey.

Click here to register for the webinars. There are no replays of these live webinars.

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Miye https://therapyexamprep.com <![CDATA[How NPTE Test Questions are Derived]]> https://therapyexamprep.com/?p=2206 2016-11-01T20:36:42Z 2016-06-07T19:08:56Z Lately, I have been asked by several candidates “Are the NPTE questions based on textbooks?” The short answer is “No.” Let me repeat the answer: “No.” The questions for the NPTE or NPTAE are not written based on textbooks. No candidate should be misled with this information as it is FALSE guidance. I have been […]

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Multiple Choice TestLately, I have been asked by several candidates “Are the NPTE questions based on textbooks?” The short answer is “No.”

Let me repeat the answer: “No.” The questions for the NPTE or NPTAE are not written based on textbooks. No candidate should be misled with this information as it is FALSE guidance.

I have been through the FSBPT NPTE workshop training for writing questions where the emphasis is writing in a practical and clinical way where the answers are referenced in textbooks for accuracy.

The NPTE and NPTAE questions are NOT derived by going to the textbooks as this would entail a more academic recall and memorization question format. Thinking that the questions are written based on the textbooks leads to candidates missing important information.

Why do they provide a list of textbooks that the programs use then?

The textbook list that the FSBPT provides is based on a survey given to professors from the different programs on what they use in the classroom. These textbooks provide guidance to the question writer to use to verify information is correct and up to date.

The guidance that you should read these books “thoroughly” is misguided as the majority of the questions can’t be covered. You would spend too much time reading information that is not tested.

What about journals and articles?

I see questions on Facebook where journal articles are used and this isn’t how questions are written. Evidence and results can change and therefore no questions are referenced to journals and articles.
The question writers use their clinical and practical experience to create NPTE questions that would test the entry-level candidate on commonalities to be safe and competent. The answers to those questions are referenced from textbooks to ensure their accuracy. Let me repeat this again: the answers are checked for accuracy from textbooks only to justify their correctness.

Therapy Exam Prep has written questions that follow exactly the FSBPT guidelines for NPTE or NPTAE with the most current format. This includes writing questions that present real-life case scenarios with information that can be referenced from textbooks for accuracy. The questions are written to challenge the candidate to think beyond the academic foundations by applying their knowledge in a more integrated, comprehensive and clinical way. Candidates can now get comfortable preparing for the real exam with our practice exam simulation.

As clinicians, we have to remember that patients are not presented as just simple conditions or one particular topic such as just an ankle sprain. Patients in real life are more integrated and complex than what is found in textbooks as we have to consider all the different systems that can affect them when providing treatment.

Again to emphasize, the NPTE or NPTAE questions are NOT written based on the textbooks or journal articles.

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