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A review session on the Praxis with questions specific to Medical SLP 120 questions 120 minutes Content focused on: Basic human communication Phonological and Language Disorders Speech Disorders Neurogenic Disorders Audiology/Hearing Clinical Management Professional Issues/Psychometrics/Research


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  • 1. 
    Which of the following communication disorders is frequently associated with significant dysphagia?
    • A. 

      Aphasia

    • B. 

      Ataxic dysarthria

    • C. 

      Flaccid dysarthria

    • D. 

      Psychogenic Mutism

    • E. 

      Organic voice tremor

  • 2. 
    A videofluoroscopic study of a client with dysphagia revealed pooling of liquids in the valleculae. Which of the following is the most likely overt symptom the client will experience?
    • A. 

      Watery eyes during swallowing

    • B. 

      Oral pocketing of food

    • C. 

      Coughing after swallowing

    • D. 

      Neuralgia

    • E. 

      Esophageal reflux

  • 3. 
    Ms. Badea, a 55-year-old woman with dysphagia, has a delayed swallowing reflex. Which of the following is a technique that most often is useful for temporary remediation of such a delayed swallowing reflex?
    • A. 

      Cricopharyngeal myotomy

    • B. 

      Chin tuck

    • C. 

      Thermal stimulation

    • D. 

      The Mendelssohn maneuver

    • E. 

      Placing the client in a supine position during the swallowing

  • 4. 
    Of the following, which is generally the most appropriate treatment goal for a client with a larnygectomy?
    • A. 

      Acceptance of the alaryngeal status

    • B. 

      Production of a esophageal voice

    • C. 

      Use of a voice prosthesis

    • D. 

      Participation in a support group

    • E. 

      Restoration of oral communication

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NOT useful for the assessment of swallowing ability?
    • A. 

      Videofluoroscopy

    • B. 

      Bedside evaluation

    • C. 

      Fiber optic endoscopy

    • D. 

      Gastrostomy

    • E. 

      Scintigraphy

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is generally considered most effective and appropriate for viewing the vocal folds during phonation?
    • A. 

      Stroboscopy

    • B. 

      Endoscopy

    • C. 

      Fluoroscopy

    • D. 

      Radiology

    • E. 

      Laryngeal Mirror examination

  • 7. 
    Mr. Leone is an 82-year-old man with dysphagia. He is fed via a percutaneuos endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube because he is at risk for aspiration of thin liquids. From a modified barium swallow study, it was determined that he has laryngeal penetration for nectar-thick liquids in amounts greater than one teaspoonful. Mr. Leone’s daily hydration needs would be best met by
    • A. 

      PEG tube primarily

    • B. 

      Thin liquids perorally in portions of a half teaspoon or less

    • C. 

      Nectar-thick liquids perorally in portions of a teaspoon or less

    • D. 

      Honey-thick liquids perorally in portions of a teaspoon or less

    • E. 

      Pudding-thick liquids perorally in portions of a teaspoon or less

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is the best action to take initially with a client who presents with poor oral control of liquids and solids, coughing and choking during feeding, and a history of hospitalizations associated with pneumonia?
    • A. 

      Thicken liquids so that the client will be better able to control oral movements for swallowing.

    • B. 

      Obtain a modified barium swallow study to determine whether oral feedings are appropriate for the client.

    • C. 

      Evaluate the client’s eating of a variety of foods in order to determine which foods are safest to eat

    • D. 

      Teach the client’s caregivers how to control the client’s mandibular function while feeding the client

    • E. 

      Prescribe that the client be NPO, since aspiration is present