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Protocol for assessing oral comprehension and reading in speech difficulties

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Introduction: Cerebral Palsy (CP) can cause sensory-motor changes, directly affecting speech and promoting other communication difficulties. The use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) can be beneficial in CP. Difficulties learning to read and write can occur, while analyzing oral comprehension and reading among individuals without speech can be difficult. Objective: To devise a protocol for assessing oral comprehension and reading in individuals with CP. Method: A review of assessment protocols in the area of reading and writing was carried out. The development of the Protocol for Assessing Oral Comprehension and Reading in Speech Difficulties (PACOLDO) encompassed the following aspects: Oral Comprehension – C (words, simple and complex sentences) and Reading Abilities – R (knowledge of the alphabet and of phonemes, recognition of same/different words, silent reading of words, comprehension of sentences, and comprehension of texts). Boards were produced featuring pictographic symbols from the Pictures Communication Symbols system (Johnson, 1981). Results: The PACOLDO protocol was devised catering to the needs of the target user with communication impairments, allowing for motor deficit. Conclusion: The Protocol was devised and oral comprehension and reading abilities were assessed in CP patients with and without speech.
Keywords: Cerebral Palsy; Communication Aids for Disabled; Language Tests.

Author(s):

ANA PAULA GASTÃO ORLANDIN    
SCHOOL OF SLP AND AUDIOLOGY - SANTA CASA DE SAO PAULO SCHOOL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
Brazil

SANDRA CRISTINA FONSECA PIRES    
SCHOOL OF SLP AND AUDIOLOGY - SANTA CASA DE SAO PAULO SCHOOL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
Brazil

 

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