How Well Do You Know About Motor Speech Disorders?

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Motor speech disorders mean the inability to speak due to neurologic impairments and hindering the natural process of the body. A person suffering from speech disorder have difficulty in planning, coordinating and executing speech. Speech disorders affect the vocal cords, muscles, nerves which can lead to vocal cord damage, brain damage or vocal cord paralysis. Take this quiz to test your knowledge about the nervous system, speech motor system and disorders. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are motor speech processes? Choose the best answer.
    • A. 

      Linguistic processes that help us speak

    • B. 

      Processes that involve speech and motor

    • C. 

      Combined processes of speech motor planning, programming, and neuromuscular execution

    • D. 

      None

  • 2. 
    If someone's speech changes in concerning voice, prosody and articulation what might we consider about the brain?
    • A. 

      This person obviously has had a stroke.

    • B. 

      A neurologic event has happened, perhaps a neurologic disease.

    • C. 

      Axons and neurons aren't working properly

  • 3. 
    What is meant by neuromuscular execution? Choose the best answer.
    • A. 

      This sounds really tough, I hope I can figure this out.

    • B. 

      Contractions of muscles to make appropriate speech

    • C. 

      Neuromuscular transmission and subsequent muscle contractions and movements of speech structures.

  • 4. 
    What do motor speech disorders include?
    • A. 

      Voice disorders - non-neurologic or non-psychogenic

    • B. 

      Aphasia and apraxia

    • C. 

      Dysarthrias and apraxia

    • D. 

      Dementia, confusion, apraxia and dysarthria

    • E. 

      Oh no, there are a lot of good choices here, which one is it???

  • 5. 
    What are some other neurologic speech disorders?
    • A. 

      Stuttering, aprosodia, spasmodic dysphonia, sensory disorders

    • B. 

      Articulation and speech abnormalities

    • C. 

      Dysphagia

  • 6. 
    Check the correct order in the prevalence of acquired communication disorders
    • A. 

      Psychogenic, voice, idiopathic, motor speech, aphasia

    • B. 

      Aphasia, dysarthria and apraxia, cognitive language, psychogenic, voice, idiopathic

    • C. 

      Dsyarthria and apraxia, aphasia, cognitive language, psychogenic, voice, idiopathic

  • 7. 
    What does subacute mean?
    • A. 

      Within minutes

    • B. 

      Right now

    • C. 

      Within days

    • D. 

      Within months

  • 8. 
    What does an exacerbating remitting condition mean?
    • A. 

      When symptoms resolve completely after onset

    • B. 

      When severity is reduced but symptons are not resolved

    • C. 

      When symptoms continue to progress

    • D. 

      When symptoms develop, then resolve than improve, then reoccur and worsen

  • 9. 
    What happens in a demyelinating disease?
    • A. 

      Myelin is attacked by some exogenous agent, broken down and absorbed

    • B. 

      Myelin swells then floats away

    • C. 

      A CVA infarct causes the myelin to break down

  • 10. 
    What do you think the word diffuse might mean when relating to the events of a disease
    • A. 

      Focused on a single circumscribed area

    • B. 

      Involving more than one area

    • C. 

      Involving roughly symmetric portions of the nervous system bilaterally

  • 11. 
    What are the most common primary CNS tumour?
    • A. 

      Neurocytomas

    • B. 

      Astrocytomas

    • C. 

      Just so you know, tumors usually create focal signs and symptoms and are chronic or progressive