Speech Involvement in Healthy Adults
Oral-Motor Physiological Effects of an 8-Week Mechanically Aided Resistance Exercise Program
By Pascal van Lieshout, Ph.D., Arpita Bose, M.Sc., Aravind Namasivayam Kumar, M.Sc., University of Toronto, Graduate Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Canada
This paper describes a study on the physiological effects of an 8-week mechanically aided exercise program using the Facial-Flex® device with 4 healthy normal-speaking subjects.
Treating Voice Disorders
The Use of Facial-Flex® as an Adjunct to Speech Therapy in the Treatment of Voice Disorders:
A Case Report
By Joseph R. Spiegel, M.D., Judith N. Creed, M.A., CCC-SLP, Kate A. Emerich, M.S., CCC-SLP
This case report demonstrates early results in a patient with disorders of both muscular weakness and hyperfunction that affect the voice, after using the Facial-Flex® device.
Recovery of Facial Muscle Strength in the Disabled Through a Mechanically Aided Resistance
By Judith Creed, M.A., CCC, SLP, Joseph R. Spiegel, M.D., Jesse Selber, B.A.
A preliminary and informal presentation of findings in 3 residents of a skilled nursing facility who used Facial-Flex® as a therapy to strengthen weak oral-facial muscles.
The Use of Facial-Flex® as an Adjunct to Speech Therapy in Recovery from
Extensive Oral Cavity Carcinoma
By Joseph R. Spiegel, M.D., Judith N. Creed, M.A., CCC-SLP
This study follows a 74-year-old woman’s recovery after an extensive surgical procedure that left her with difficulty opening her mouth, jaw motion pain during eating and poor articulation.
Speech Therapy for Children
Adjunct to Traditional Speech Therapy
The study was designed to evaluate the use of both a pediatric and adult model in children, to evaluate the efficacy of building facial muscle strength in children using the device and to evaluate the result of a short course of progressive resistance exercise on traditional speech therapy for many different articulation disorders.