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How Much Do You REALLY Know About Communication Disorders?

May is Speech and Hearing Month!

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  1. How many people in Canada have a communication disorder?

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    1 in 10
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    Incorrect
    1 in 6
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    Incorrect
    1 in 12
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    Incorrect
    1 in 20
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Communication disorders include speech, language, hearing, and auditory disorders.

  2. Which professionals treat communication disorders?

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    Speech-language pathologists
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    Incorrect
    Audiologists
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    Communication health assistants
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    All of the above
  3. True or False: It doesn’t matter when a communication disorder is identified, as long as it is identified at one point

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    True
    Correct
    Incorrect
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    No matter how old you are, the earlier that a disorder is identified, the better your chances are for improvement or even recovery

  4. How many teens suffer from some degree of hearing loss?

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    1 in 50
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    Incorrect
    1 in 100
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    Incorrect
    1 in 5
    Correct
    Incorrect
    1 in 25
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This damage is often noise related and could have been prevented.

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  5. True or False: Speech therapists only work with children

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    True
    Correct
    Incorrect
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Communication health professionals work with people of all ages, from infants to the elderly.

  6. After a stroke, at least _____ of people suffer from language loss.

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    30%
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    Incorrect
    40%
    Correct
    Incorrect
    10%
    Correct
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    50%
  7. True or False: A ¼ of all cases of hearing loss are preventable

    'Preventable' cases involve hearing loss caused by certain medications, chronic ear infections, infectious disease, head trauma and noise.

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    Incorrect
    True
    Correct
    Incorrect
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Half of all the cases of hearing loss are preventable

  8. True or False: Watching TV increases a child’s vocabulary.

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    Correct
    Incorrect
    True
    Correct
    Incorrect
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Watching TV doesn’t strengthen a child’s vocabulary or communication skills, there is no replacement for conversation when helping children learn to talk.

  9. In Canada, it is recommended that the initial hearing screening is done within the first ______ of life:

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    Week
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    Month
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    3 months
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    Year
  10. True or False: You must get a referral from your family doctor to see a speech-language pathologist or an audiologist.

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    True
    Correct
    Incorrect
    False
  11. _____% of people who would benefit from having a hearing aid actually have one

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    Incorrect
    22
    Correct
    Incorrect
    67
    Correct
    Incorrect
    80
    Correct
    Incorrect
    53
  12. True or False: Using AAC (Augmentative & Alternative Communication) such as an iPad can prevent a child from developing oral communication.

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    Incorrect
    True
    Correct
    Incorrect
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    AAC actually correlates with an improvement in oral communication, even when speech and language therapy is not provided!

  13. True or False: Speech-language pathologists help with swallowing and feeding disorders.

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    Correct
    Incorrect
    True
    Correct
    Incorrect
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    SLPs can help manage swallowing and feeding disorders as well as speech, language, and voice disorders. Speech-language pathologists screen, assess, identify and treat these disorders.

  14. The top two risks for hearing loss are ______ and _________.

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    Head trauma and aging
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    Aging and noise
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    Gender and head trauma
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    Incorrect
    Illness and medicatins
  15. Hearing loss is the _____ most prevalent chronic condition

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    2nd
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    Incorrect
    5th
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    10th
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    3rd
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Behind arthritis and hypertension

  16. Over ____________ of Canadians have aphasia (a disorder caused by damage to parts of the brain that impacts the ability to produce and understand language)

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    50,000
    Correct
    Incorrect
    100,000
    Correct
    Incorrect
    10,000
    Correct
    Incorrect
    80,000
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