Preterm newborns speech therapy: oromotor stimulation and non-nutritive sucking

Diane Fernanda Bernal Calado; Rosana de Souza

Rev. CEFAC vol.14 no.1 São Paulo Jan./Feb. 2012 Epub Feb 25, 2011

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: Preterm Newborns speech therapy with the use of oromotor stimulation and non-nutritive sucking.
PROCEDURES: two Twin Newborns took part in this speech therapy with corrected gestational age of 35 weeks and 2/7 days. The clinical speech assessment was performed in order to check the premature readiness for the beginning of oral feeding and the efficiency of oral feeding by some relations such as the accepted volume by the total prescribed volume and the accepted volume by the time of the diet acceptance. Later on we picked up the technique that each newborn would receive. The First newborn got the oromotor stimulation and the second newborn has got the non-nutritive sucking technique. They went 10 (ten) sessions each and have been revaluated.
RESULTS: after the stimulation procedures both newborns showed improvement in their oral reflexes and pattern of non-nutritive sucking and also improved the use of oral diet.
CONCLUSION: both Newborns were benefitted from the speech therapy.

Keywords: Infant, Newborn; Infant; Feeding; Deglutition; Deglutition Disorders; Techniques

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