Promoting or restoring nasal breathing is crucial in orofacial myofunctional therapy. However, there are very few protocols to assess nasal beathing in a small non-medical practice. The Protocol for the Phonoaudiological Assessment of Breathing with Scores PROPABS (initialy called PAFORE in Brazil), is an easy-to-apply and validated protocol that allows the clinicians to discriminate between nasal and oral breathing. The scores generated by the protocol allow an equally easy test-retest and make the PROPABS an ideal instrument for myofunctinal therapy practice.
Franklin Susanibar is a visiting lecturer in the Specialization Diploma in Myofunctional Therapy of the EPL Clinical School of the Autonomous University of Barcelona- Hospital del la Sant Creu i Sant Pau. Lecturer of the Second Specialty Evaluation and Intervention of Child Language Difficulties of the National University of San Marcos (UNMSN), Lima , Peru. Lecturer of the Faculty of Medical Technology in Speech Therapy of the Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia (UPCH).
– Identify connections of the trigemial nerves with other parts of the brain as related to posture.
– Identify various neurological centers involved in bruxing and other parafunctions.
– Analyze some aspects of oral functions in movement disorders.