Int Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2014; 18 - a2461
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1389046

Relation with the Severity of Phonological Disorders and the Staggered Spondaic Word Test Results

Laura Abon Zahr 1, Diana weber bartz 1, Kariny Zencke da Silva 1, Letícia Pacheco Ribas 1, Rayane Nascimento 1
  • 1Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre

Introduction: Studies demonstrate that children with phonological disorders can have auditory processing disorders.

Objectives: To relate the results of the Staggered Spondaic Word (SSW) test with the severity degree of phonological disorders, based on secondary data of phonological evaluations of children.

Methods: It was selected 16 subjects between the ages of 5 and 10 years, diagnosed with phonological disorder from the database VALDEF (approve CEP no. 621047), relating each degree of severity and the results of the SSW.

Results: Of the subjects analyzed, all of those who had severe had decrease in left and right competitive, making omissions and substitutions. Of those with moderate-severe degree, all made omissions and substitutions, of which 75% had decrease competitive in left and right, and 25% had only the right competitive lowered. Subjects with medium-moderate degree, 75% have the right and the left competitive decrease and 25% have only left competitive lowered, making omissions and substitutions, while 25% also underwent reversals. Finally, the subjects with medium degree, 75% had left and the right competitive downgraded and 25% had normal competitive, these subjects received only 25% inversions, 50% had omissions and substitutions, and the remaining 25% held omissions, substitutions, and inversions.

Conclusion: Based on the results it is concludes that, in this sample, auditory processing analysis, as the results of the SSW test, only 6.25% of children with phonological disorder evaluated not have a decrease in both ears and that 75% of children have relegation in both ears.

Keywords: Phonological disorders, auditory processing, SSW.