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RIBEIRO, Vanessa Veis; PANHOCA, Ivone; DASSIE-LEITE, Ana Paula  and  BAGAROLLO, Maria Fernanda. Therapeutic Group in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences: literature review. Rev. CEFAC [online]. 2012, vol.14, n.3, pp.544-552.  Epub Dec 05, 2011. ISSN 1982-0216.

BACKGROUND: therapeutic Group in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences. PURPOSE: to review, systematically, researches stemming from all areas of speech therapy that involved group approaches, in Brazil. We conducted a search in LILACS and SciELO databases in the period from 2005 to 2010. We selected studies where the contents of the abstracts were related to the objective of this research. As a way of categorizing such data, we chose to analyze the following aspects: target audience, year of publication and area of Speech Language and Hearing Sciences. CONCLUSION: there are a limited number of publications concerning the topic (28 articles). Most studies were conducted with adult audiences, followed by groups of children, adolescents and elderly, respectively. The index of articles involving family groups was low. Among the areas of Speech, Language has the largest number of publications involving groups, followed by the areas of Speech and Audiology. As for the year of publication, we noted that, in general, there has been a decline in the number of publications on the subject since the year 2007. We may conclude then that the number of publications on the therapeutic group, is restricted, in the area of Speech Language and Hearing Sciences. We believe that in addition to new studies on the group practice, other revision works should assume the analysis of the categories, such as methodological issues, strategies and performance results obtained in the group-related therapeutic processes.

Keywords : Group Processes; Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences; Speech Therapy; Group Practice; Therapeutics.

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