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Didactic material for speech therapy training in the treatment of speech disorders in velopharyngeal dysfunction

Grant number: 15/26741-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2016
Effective date (End): February 28, 2017
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Speech Therapy
Principal Investigator:Luciana Paula Maximino
Grantee:Ana Caroline Zentil Polzin
Host Institution: Faculdade de Odontologia de Bauru (FOB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Bauru , SP, Brazil


Objectives: To develop a didactic material addressing approaching stages and speech strategies to the treatment of speech disorders resulting from VPD, specifically to treatment of speech disorders caused by velopharyngeal functioning error in hypodynamic velopharynx. Methodology: The material will be prepared in electronic media format with images, videos and explanatory texts covering five specific modules. The produced material will be evaluated by 5 speech therapists, regarding the content and usability by Emory questionnaire (a version adapted). A second questionnaire designed by an author will be applied to specific assessment of designed material content. Later, it will be realized a learning in training and usability of the material with speech pathology students through the application of a questionnaire before and after accessing. Data analysis methods: The percentage of speech therapists answers will be calculated according to the formula indicated by Emory questionnaire. The descriptive statistic will be used to indicate the percentage of responses at the second questionnaire. The McNemar and Wilcoxon tests will be used to compare the student's comprehension before and after accessing the material.

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POLZIN, Ana Caroline Zentil. Material for training speech-language pathologists to treat speech disorders related to velopharyngeal dysfunction. 2017. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Odontologia de Bauru (FOB/SDB) Bauru.

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