8 Multiple choice questions
- Any patient that expresses concern or difficulty with receptive and/or expressive language should receive a speech screening.
- -By 3 yrs. old, speech intelligibility should be approximately 75%.
-By 4 yrs. old, speech intelligibility should be 100%.
-A preschooler should be able to understanding prepositional phrases, follow two-part commands, and identify body parts.
-A preschooler should be able to tell a story that includes a beginning, middle, and end.
-The child should be able to produce age-appropriate syntax, including: regular and past tense verbs, regular plurals, pronouns, and contractions.
-The child should be able to answer simple personal information question?
- -To observe/report the patient's receptive and expressive language, articulation, and pragmatic skills.
-To determine if the patient's communication is developmentally age appropriate.
-To determine if the patient needs a full speech-language evaluation.
this age, the child should be able to follow complex directions, answer
personal information questions, and understand idioms/sarcasm.
-The child should have age-appropriate pragmatic skill, including: appropriate eye contact, initiate conversation and maintain conversation topic.
- -An infant should swallow without coughing.
-By around 8 weeks, the infant should start cooing and making eye contact.
-By around 4 months, the infants should being to babble.
-By around 1 yr., the child should produce his/her 1st word.
-By around 18 months, the child's lexicon should consist of 50-100 words and the child should be able pretend play.
-By around 2 yrs. old, speech intelligibility should be approximately 50%.
-If reports of several ear infection, there will most likely be a speech delay.
should be able to understand and express all parts of speech and
language, including: phonology, pragmatics, semantics, syntax, and
-Strokes can lead to the patient being diagnosed with Broca's or Wernicke's aphasia, which can affect his/her receptive and expressive language depending on where the lesion is on the brain.
- -Adolescents should be able to answer yes/no questions, understand/maintain a conversation, and categorize items.
-Adolescents should be able to give instructions, list items in the same category, and comprehend abstract ideas.
- 1. Select an age-appropriate speech screening form (usually a checklist)
2. Give instructions explaining that you are measuring his/her ability to understand and express language.
3. Perform the age-appropriate speech screening by observing the patient accurately complete a task or have the parent report the patient's ability to complete the skill.
4. If the patient is unable to complete 2 or more skills/tasks on the speech screening, the clinician should recommend a full speech-language evaluation.