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MARQUES, Patrícia de Souza. ADHD OR Mouth breather Syndrome?. Constr. psicopedag. [online]. 2019, vol.27, n.28, pp. 19-25. ISSN 1415-6954.

Breathing through the mouth in childhood is a habit that can bring a series of harms, among them the difficulty of learning, due to the lack of attention and concentration, characteristic also of children with ADHD. The child who breathes through the mouth may have facial and postural changes, speech problems, interference in sleep, impaired eating, poor school performance, poor sportsmanship and low self-esteem. The aim of the article is to increase the knowledge about what is the "Mouth Breathing Syndrome" and the consequences of habit in the school stage, especially in reading and writing. As a discussion it is important to know more about the characteristics of the child breathing through the mouth, as well as the possible consequences of incorrect breathing. With this in-depth knowledge we will be able to analyze more effectively if the child has characteristics of ADHD or of the "Mouth Breathing Syndrome" and from there to properly guide the families and school staff in the search of a specific treatment the needs of the child. The method chosen was the systematic literature review, in the electronic databases SciELO and PubMed, including article search strategy and eligibility criteria. As final remarks, it is emphasized that the proposed theme is of great relevance, with implications for practice and for research with a need for broad discussion in the areas of health and education.

Palavras-chave : mouth breathing; learning disabilities; ADHD; school stage.

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