Int Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2014; 18 - a2302
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1389068

Speech Motor Control: stimulation of Non-verbal Praxis to Phonemes Placement

Taísa Giannecchini 1
  • 1Plenavox Fonoaudiologia Clínica

Introduction: The phonological acquisition interacts with the development of speech motor control such that to produce a sequence of sounds, it is necessary that the child has the ability to trigger the vocal tract and order movements of muscles in sequence.

Objective: Put forward the nonverbal Praxis of lips and tongue in patients with Amendment Speech and promote the placement of phonemes.

Resumed Report: The study included five children with an average age of 6.1 years, who had in their Speech omissions of the phoneme / r /, from the consonant group {r} and archiphoneme (R), who formed the Group A and five children of the same age with the same amendment speech, who made up Group B. During 60 days Group A fulfilled exercises of lips and tongue in sequence and were stimulated to produce the phonemes correctly. Group B did not perform the nonverbal praxis exercises and received into the same period of 60 days, only auditory stimulation of the phonemes in question. After 60 days, three children of Group A systematically acquired the phoneme / r /. In Group B, two children systematically acquired the phoneme / r / and the group unsystematically. One child showed no change.

Conclusion: Nonverbal Praxis Stimulation of lips and tongue may have contributed to the acquisition of phonemes in group A. The nonverbal Praxis of lips and tongue interfered in the acquisition of speech, suggesting that the exercise of praxis skills can minimize nonverbal speech disorders.

Keywords: sleep, muscles, motor control.