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Amanda Tragueta Ferreira-Vasques, Dionísia Aparecida Cusin Lamônica
PURPOSE: To present the Griffiths Mental Development Scale (GMDS), as well as its cross-cultural adaptation to Brazil. METHODS: GMDS is a diagnostic tool for assessing child development. The result of its application allows verifying if development is typical or if there are alterations in a certain specific area (gross motor, personal-social, language, fine-adaptive motor and execution) or global development. After contact with the authors, permission to use GMDS was obtained and in compliance with ethical aspects, the Portuguese version of the instrument was adapted to Brazilian Portuguese with maintenance of semantic, idiomatic, experimental and conceptual equivalences...
November 8, 2018: CoDAS
Lyvia Christina Camarotto Battiston Rodrigues-Sato, Katia de Almeida
PURPOSE: To develop a clinical protocol for patient care in the selection, verification, and validation process of hearing aids; to verify the viability of the protocol during its use by specialists in the field; to establish the graphical representation of the protocol by means of a flowchart with algorithms. METHODS: We conducted a literature review to collect the procedures required for developing clinical protocols in healthcare services and the main procedures at each step along the process of fitting hearing aids...
November 8, 2018: CoDAS
Eliana Maria Gradim Fabron, Kelly Cristina Alves Silvério, Giédre Berretin-Felix, Eduardo Carvalho Andrade, Polyana Ferreira Salles, Pâmela Aparecida Medeiros Moreira, Alcione Ghedini Brasolotto
This study aims to verify the immediate and medium-term effects of an intensive voice therapy, with progression of vocal intensity and frequency and phonation time, on the voice and larynx of two elderly. A 79-year-old male and an 82-year-old female with vocal complaints and presbylarynx characteristics underwent 12 sessions of intensive voice therapy, with progression of voice intensity and frequency and phonation time, for three weeks. To analyze the therapeutic effects, the following assessments were performed pre-, post-immediately, and one month after voice therapy: auditory-perceptual analyses of the voice, acoustic analysis, and evaluation of maximum phonation time (MPT), self-reference voice-related quality of life, and laryngeal behavior...
October 29, 2018: CoDAS
Luana Cristina Berwig, Mariana Marquezan, Jovana de Moura Milanesi, Márlon Munhoz Montenegro, Thiago Machado Ardenghi, Ana Maria Toniolo da Silva
PURPOSE: Analyze the influence of gender and age on hard palate dimensions and verify the reference parameters available in the literature. RESEARCH STRATEGIES: Two reviewers independently performed a search at the Cochrane Library, PubMed-Medline and Web of Knowledge databases using descriptors according to the syntax rules of each database. SELECTION CRITERIA: Observational or experimental human studies evaluating the dimensions of the hard palate or maxillary dental arch, with at least one transverse, vertical or sagittal plane measurement, in normal occlusions or class I malocclusions, and comparisons of the dimensions between genders and/or ages...
October 29, 2018: CoDAS
Eduarda Dandolini da Silva, Júlio Alexandre de Matheucci E Silva Teixeira, Renata Coelho Scharlach
PURPOSE: The main goal of this study was to measure the sound pressure level of digital audio players of high school students and investigate their auditory and non-auditory complaints, and their hearing habits. Another goal was to consider the concern with hearing health and the knowledge sources used by young people to gather information about the subject. METHODS: This is an observational, descriptive, quantitative, and cross-sectional study, which had the participation of high school students...
October 25, 2018: CoDAS
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October 25, 2018: CoDAS
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[This corrects the article doi: 10.1590/2317-1782/20182017064] [This corrects the article doi: 10.1590/2317-1782/20182017064].
October 25, 2018: CoDAS
Leonardo Wanderley Lopes, Jônatas do Nascimento Alves, Deyverson da Silva Evangelista, Fernanda Pereira França, Vinícius Jefferson Dias Vieira, Maria Fabiana Bonfim de Lima-Silva, Leandro de Araújo Pernambuco
PURPOSE: Investigate the accuracy of isolated and combined acoustic measurements in the discrimination of voice deviation intensity (GD) and predominant voice quality (PVQ) in patients with dysphonia. METHODS: A total of 302 female patients with voice complaints participated in the study. The sustained /ɛ/ vowel was used to extract the following acoustic measures: mean and standard deviation (SD) of fundamental frequency (F0), jitter, shimmer, glottal to noise excitation (GNE) ratio and the mean of the first three formants (F1, F2, and F3)...
October 22, 2018: CoDAS
Dobrinka Georgieva, Rositsa Stoilova
PURPOSE: This study describes a practical model for improving the quality of Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) education on a clinical setting in a Bulgarian University. During this study, adults who stutter (AWS) received intensive treatment (IT) to increase fluent speech. The intensive treatment was delivered by students trained in the SLP Master's degree program "Logopedics Management in Fluency and Voice Disorders". METHODS: The La Trobe University intensive program of prolonged speech was implemented...
October 22, 2018: CoDAS
Evelyn Alves Spazzapan, Vanessa Moraes Cardoso, Eliana Maria Gradim Fabron, Larissa Cristina Berti, Alcione Ghedini Brasolotto, Viviane Cristina de Castro Marino
PURPOSE: Characterize voices of adult individuals without vocal complaints and verify the effect of gender and age with the use of acoustic measures. METHODS: One-hundred and seventy-six voice recordings belonging to adults between 19 and 59 years old, divided into four age groups, for decade, recorded in a database were analyzed. All voices analyzed were classified with no deviation in vocal quality. Acoustic analysis of the parameters was performed: Fundamental Frequency (sustained vowel and connected speech), Jitter, Shimmer and Noise-to-Harmonic Ratio through Multi Dimension Voice Program (KayPentax) software...
October 22, 2018: CoDAS
Antônia Motta Roth Jobim van Hoogstraten, Ana Paula Ramos de Souza, Anaelena Bragança de Moraes
PURPOSE: Compare the level of statistical agreement between the PREAUT grid and the clinical indicators of risk/reference to child development (IRDI) in the identification of risk, and analyze the frequency of psychic risk considering the variable gestational age. METHODS: The sample consisted of 80 infants, 55 full term and 25 preterm, considering the corrected age. All infants who presented any genetic syndrome, neurological lesions, or sensory deficits were excluded from the study...
October 22, 2018: CoDAS
Joviane Bagolin Bonini, Márcia Keske-Soares
PURPOSE: Create a pseudowords list based on favorable environments and submit this to the judgment of expert judges, to obtain a validated list of pseudowords that can be used in therapy. METHODS: A study that analyzed the favorable environments of all phonemes of Brazilian Portuguese was sought and, from their data, a pseudoword list for each phoneme, at different levels of favoring, was created. The judging sample of the list was composed of ten judges who reviewed thepseudowords...
October 22, 2018: CoDAS
Ana Paula Dassie-Leite, Mara Behlau, Suzana Nesi-França, Monica Nunes Lima, Luiz de Lacerda
PURPOSE: To evaluate the phonological characteristics of children with congenital hypothyroidism (CH). METHODS: Observational, analytical, cross-sectional, ambispective study including prepubertal children with CH (n=100; study group, SG) and controls without CH ( n=100; control group, CG). Assessments included a speech language pathology interview, the phonological evaluation of the ABFW Child Language Test, medical data, and neuropsychological tests in the first three years of life...
October 11, 2018: CoDAS
Laura Karolainy Barcelos Sotero, Karina Carlesso Pagliarin
To verify the effects of Speech Therapy focusing on phonological awareness and articulatory awareness in speech skills and in the literacy process of children with speech sound disorders. Seven children, aged between six and seven years old, male and female, and with speech disorders complaints participated in this study. These children were submitted to the following speech and language assessments: Children Phonological Assessment, Articulation Test, Articulatory Awareness Assessment, Phonological Awareness Testing by Oral Production and Word Writing Evaluation...
October 11, 2018: CoDAS
Larissa Vieira Pinto Menezes, Carla Steinberg, Ana Caline Nóbrega
PURPOSE: To investigate if there is difficulty in introducing complementary feeding in premature infants. METHODS: This is an exploratory, cross-sectional study performed in premature infants between six and twenty-four months of gestationally corrected age, using complementary feeding. Thirty-eight infants born prematurely were included. The feeding difficulties presented by the infants were investigated through an objective question followed by the application of a food behavior checklist for the last month...
October 11, 2018: CoDAS
Adriana Neves de Andrade, Jessica Gonçalves Marques da Rocha, Maria Cecilia Martinelli Iório, Daniela Gil
PURPOSE: To evaluate the influence of variables age, educational status and sex in the occurrence of pauses after the standard time in the dichotic sentence identification test. METHODS: This investigation included 200 right-handed subjects divided into four groups according to age: group I - from 13 to 19 years old, group II - from 20 to 29 years old, group III - from 30 to 39 years old and group IV - from 40 to 49 years old. Each group contained 50 subjects (25 men and 25 women) matched by educational level...
October 8, 2018: CoDAS
Patrícia de Freitas Lopes Genilhú, Ana Cristina Côrtes Gama
PURPOSE: Compare acoustic and aerodynamic voice measures between male and female singers. METHODS: A cross-sectional, observational, comparative study conducted with a convenience sample. Study participants were 30 male and 30 female singers. Acoustic (vocal intensity and fundamental frequency) and aerodynamic (expiration time, air pressure, expiratory and voice airflow, expiratory volume, aerodynamic power and resistance, acoustic impedance, and aerodynamic efficiency) measures were assessed during emission of the syllable /pá/, at usual frequency and intensity, for seven consecutive times...
October 8, 2018: CoDAS
Patrícia Pinho, Larissa Monteiro, Maria Francisca de Paula Soares, Lorena Tourinho, Ailton Melo, Ana Caline Nóbrega
PURPOSE: Investigate the association between levodopa therapy and vocal characteristics in Parkinson's disease patients. SEARCH STRATEGY: Studies published at MEDLINE, LILACS, and SciELO, from 1960 to December 2016. A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed using the following keywords: Parkinson's disease; levodopa; L-dopa; voice; speech disorders; dysphonia; dysarthria. After analyzing titles and abstracts, two independent reviewers selected all clinical trials that met the eligibility criteria and selected the articles and the data recorded in a previously standardized table...
October 4, 2018: CoDAS
Pablo Carrasco-Alarcón, Camilo Morales, Mónica Chicuy Bahamóndez, Diego Alarcón Cárcamo, Ángela Cayul Schacht
PURPOSE: The present research sought to describe the elements that interfere with the use of hearing aids in the elderly beneficiaries of a hearing aid delivery from Chile in a Family Health Center. METHODS: A descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted with 24 beneficiary users, with application of a closed-question questionnaire prepared by the researchers. RESULTS: A 75% adherence to the use of hearing aids is reported. There was a difference of 3...
October 4, 2018: CoDAS
Liliane Aparecida Fagundes Silva, Chong Ae Kim, Carla Gentile Matas
PURPOSE: Identify the characteristics of the clinical audiological evaluation of individuals with Williams syndrome by means of a systematic literature review. RESEARCH STRATEGIES: The following research question was initially determined: "What are the characteristics of clinical auditory assessment in individuals with Williams syndrome?". From this, a bibliographic search was conducted in four databases using the descriptors: Williams syndrome, Hearing loss, and Audiology...
September 17, 2018: CoDAS
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