Speech and Swallow Questionnaire


Are you ever asked to repeat yourself?         

Does your voice sound hoarse or breathy? 

Do your family or friends ever say you speak too softly? 

Is it difficult to be understood over the phone? 

Does your voice ever get tired? 

Do you find yourself out of breath when you are speaking? 

Do you have “good” and “bad” days with your voice? 

Have you had pneumonia recently? 

Do you cough while eating food? 

Do you cough while drinking liquids? 

Do you experience difficulty with chewing solid foods (like crackers or apples)? 

Do you have food left in your mouth after you eat? 

After you eat or drink, do you notice your voice sounds gurgly? 

Do you inhale your saliva by accident and cough? 

Does food or drink come out of your nose while eating? 


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If you said yes to any of these questions, you may have a speech or

swallowing problem and an evaluation by a speech-language

pathologist may be needed.

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