Oral breathing and speech disorders in children.

  title={Oral breathing and speech disorders in children.},
  author={Silvia Fernandes Hitos and Renata Arakaki and Dirceu Sol{\'e} and Luc Louis Maurice Weckx},
  journal={Jornal de pediatria},
  volume={89 4},
OBJECTIVE To assess speech alterations in mouth-breathing children, and to correlate them with the respiratory type, etiology, gender, and age. METHOD A total of 439 mouth-breathers were evaluated, aged between 4 and 12 years. The presence of speech alterations in children older than 5 years was considered delayed speech development. The observed alterations were tongue interposition (TI), frontal lisp (FL), articulatory disorders (AD), sound omissions (SO), and lateral lisp (LL). The… CONTINUE READING

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