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Speech Exam

Repetition of Simple Sounds

November 5th, 2019


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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