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Speech Exam

Phrase Repetitition



    • How to Perform

      Ask the patient to repeat back words or sentences of increasing complexity.
    • Orange
    • Watch
    • Hippopotamus
    • Aubergine
    • Emerald
    • Perimeter
    • No ifs, ands or buts
    • British constitution
    • The orchestra played and the audience applauded
    • Interpretation

    • Nasal speech - a sign of flaccid dysarthriaLower motor neuron lesion
    • Strained-strangled speech - a sign of spastic dysarthriaUpper motor neuron lesion 
    • Slurred / ‘scanning’ speech - a sign of ataxic dysarthriaCerebellar lesion
    • Incorrect repetition (e.g. ifs no buts) - suggestive of conductive dysphasiaArcuate fasciculus lesion
Last updated on November 5th, 2019