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Revista CEFAC

versión impresa ISSN 1516-1846versión On-line ISSN 1982-0216


PAES, Carolina; TOLEDO, Paula Nunes  y  SILVA, Hilton Justino da. Speech therapy and facial esthetic: cases studies. Rev. CEFAC [online]. 2007, vol.9, n.2, pp.213-220. ISSN 1516-1846.

PURPOSE: to describe the modifications in the face behavior after the speech language pathology treatment proposed for the face, by comparing the measurements of the projection related to the nasolabial sulcus to the tragus of these patients before and after the speech language pathology treatment. METHODS: the surveyed population was mad up by 10 teachers treated at the "Hospital dos Servidores do Estado" aged between 33 and 63 years. Data collection process was made up by protocols, anamnesis and evaluation, performance protocol, in addition to the photographic record. A measurement of the nasolabial sulcus to the tragus was carried out. Throughout the 16-session, we carried on specific orientation about face isotonic, isometric and isokinetic exercises, massages, facial manipulation, functional equilibrium of the stomatognathic system besides the orientations about faces care. RESULTS: a significant reduction in the measurements of the nasolabial sulcus projection to tragus in both sides was verified and also a significant balance was observed between the right and left sides. CONCLUSION: the treatment program proposed for the face reduced the measurements as for the projection the nasolabial sulcus to the tragus and provided balance among such measurements.

Palabras clave : Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences; Face; Esthetic.

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