On-line version ISSN 1982-0216
LIMA, Luciana Melo de and QUEIROGA, Bianca Arruda Manchester de. Phonologic acquisition in children with malnutrition antecedents. Rev. CEFAC [online]. 2007, vol.9, n.1, pp. 13-20. ISSN 1982-0216. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-18462007000100003.
PURPOSE: to verify the phonologic acquisition, through the analysis of the phonologic process, in children with age from 2-1 to 6-6 years with malnutrition antecedents. METHODS: 20 children, selected through the malnutrition antecedent register of medical handbooks in the Unit of Health of Canafístula Neibourhood had been studied in the city of Arapiraca-AL, where the evaluations of language and the structures of the factory system had been also carried through. The participants had been divided by age to facilitate the analysis of the results. RESULTS: 7 phonologic processes was found in the speech of the evaluated children. According to the majority of related literature, all the processes found in this population, with exception of two process, are outside the waited period stated for being eliminated. CONCLUSION: it was possible to conclude that children with antecedents of malnutrition showed, generally speaking, a retardation in the phonologic acquisition.
Keywords : Language; Speech; Malnutrition; Language Development; Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences.