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MACHADO, Fernanda Prada; CUNHA, Maria Claudia  and  PALLADINO, Ruth Ramalho Ruivo. Gastroesophageal reflux disease and delay in language acquisition delay: clinical case study. Pró-Fono R. Atual. Cient. [online]. 2009, vol.21, n.1, pp.81-83. ISSN 0104-5687.

BACKGROUND: co-occurrence of feeding and language disorders. AIM: to investigate possible connections between feeding and language disorders, based on a bio-psychic perspective. METHOD: a clinical-qualitative methodology, developed through a longitudinal study of a clinical case of a three year old boy with the complaint "does not speak or eat" and with a medical diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease. RESULTS: the analyzed case was considered emblematic of connections between feeding and language disorders. CONCLUSIONS: results indicate that there is a relationship between oral language and feeding problems. It is suggested for speech-language therapists who work with language problems to investigate feeding habits, as well as for those who for with the stomatognathic system to investigate the oral language of their patients.

Keywords : Language Disorders; Language; Feeding Behavior.

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