What is Speech Pathology?


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Speech pathology is also sometimes called _____.

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1. Which of the following terms means difficulty swallowing?

2. Which of the following conditions is NOT one that would likely cause speech or language problems?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Make sure you fully understand speech pathology by answering the questions on this worksheet/quiz combo. You will be asked to identify different conditions as well as the methods used to treat them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these questions to make sure you know:

  • Conditions that can cause speech or language problems
  • Other terms for speech pathology
  • How a stroke can affect speech patterns

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify main terms from their descriptions, such as the inability to control the tongue, face and muscles needed to speak
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what you would call difficulty swallowing
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different types of speech impediments and conditions that can cause them

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about this field of study, review the lesson titled What is Speech Pathology?. Concepts covered will include:

  • Techniques used to improve speech
  • Non-verbal methods of communication
  • Support that family, friends and others can give to someone suffering from a speech impediment