The children with cerebral palsy had a wide range of difficulties in walking,
speaking and swallowing from brain damage. Aspect of speech, especially,
spastic cerebral palsy children represent abnormal vocalization pattern by
respiration problem and paralyzed or overstrain oral motor muscle that are
the articulation organ of speech production.
Thus, this study examined the effect of articulation organ muscle relaxation
training program to improve articulation ability in children with spastic
cerebral palsy. The subjects of this study were 3 children with spastic CP.
The articulation organ muscle was conducted in 30 sessions. Pre-test was
administered three times before the program, and ongoing test was
administered every 6 session during the period of experiment and post-test
was also adminitetred three times. The following result were obtained. The
articulation organ muscle relaxation training program incresed on articulation
ability that could known by increased on maximal phonation time, consonant
accuracy ratio, vowel accuracy ratio, and syllable articulation ratio. The
above results showed the effectiveness of the program on the articulation
ability improvement of the children with spastic CP.