Speech examination in a woman with primary progressive apraxia of speech.
Video shows a 70-year-old woman with primary progressive apraxia of speech. Speech alternating motion rates are slow but reasonably accurate. When combining sounds during speech sequential motion rates, a slow rate is required for accurate enunciation. During word repetition, evidence of groping, distortions, and substitutions is seen. This patient had minimal intelligible verbal output during picture description but tested normally on all language measures when written responses were allowed (not shown on video).