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A specific protocol of myo-functional therapy in children with Down syndrome. A pilot study
 

Type:  Articles

Pubblication date:  07/2018

Authors:  S. Saccomanno*, C. Martini**, L. D’Alatri***, S. Farina****, C. Grippaudo*

Language:  English

Institution:  Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS, Rome Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore * Dental Institute, Head and Neck Department, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore ** Dental Institute, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore *** ENT, Head and Neck Department - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore **** ENT, Head and Neck Department

Publication:  European Journal of Paediatic Dentistry

Publisher:  Ariesdue Srl

Keywords:  Atypical swallowing, Down Syndrome, Mouth breathing, Myofunctional therapy.

Email:  sabinasaccomanno@hotmail.it


Title:  A specific protocol of myo-functional therapy in children with Down syndrome. A pilot study

Abstract:  In this article the authors propose a specific myofunctional therapy protocol for children with Down syndrome. For these patients, who usually present with atypical swallowing problems, mouth breathing and lip incompetence, the use of a myofunctional therapy protocol with specific exercises has been shown to improve orofacial and nasal functions. In addition to the functional results, such as the correction of the atypical swallowing, restoration of lip competence, breathing improvement and reduction of nasal rhinorrhea, there were also aesthetic results. This protocol can be useful to improve the quality of life of these patients.

 
 
 
 
 
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