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Speech Exam

Repetition of Simple Sounds



  • Repetition of simple sounds is useful for identifying weakness of the muscles involved in articulation
    • How to Assess

      Ask the patient to repeat back single syllable sounds:
    • Pa pa paLip muscles
    • Ta ta taTongue muscles
    • Ka ka kaPalatal muscles
    • Ba ba baVocal cords
    • Aye-eyeSlow repetition suggests a cerebellar lesion
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