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A praxis-productive intervention program for children with phonological disorder

Purpose: This study analyzed the applicability in the speech pathology clinic of a praxis-productive intervention program for children with phonological disorder, by its implementation. Methods: the study proposed a theoretical model of the program, based on a literature review on speech motor control, which orders muscle contraction for the execution of praxis, including the planning, preparation of movements and execution of plans, aiming at muscle contractions and movements of structures that ultimately lead to speech articulation. Thereafter, the material was applied to 12 children aged 6 to 8 years with phonological disorder, to show the applicability of the praxis-productive intervention program in practice. Results: the results showed improvement of speech in all individuals within the time defined by the instrument, with higher scores for the evaluative evidence of phonology and oral praxis after intervention compared to the scores before intervention. Conclusion: the praxis-productive intervention program was useful, simple easy to apply by the speech pathologist and well understood by the participants, with favorable responses for the acquisition of phonemes.

Introduction: The speech pathology clinic is continuously preparing to receive, support and re-educate individuals with communication disorders. Among the pathologies managed by this specialty, the speech disorders, either phonetic or phonological, present high and complex demands, thus requiring constant update of the professional and deepening on the theoretical questions related to speech execution and learning.

Author(s): Taísa Giannecchini

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