Speech Therapy for “Cleft Palate Speech” and Sequelae of Velopharyngeal Dysfunction
Course Learning Outcomes
- After this course, participants will be able to list the potential effects of cleft palate and velopharyngeal dysfunction on speech.
- After this course, participants will be able to make a distinction between obligatory distortions and compensatory errors.
- After this course, participants will be able to determine when speech therapy is appropriate and when surgical intervention is needed.
- After this course, participants will be able to use appropriate techniques to correct a variety of compensatory placement errors.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe why motor learning principles should be applied to speech therapy.
|5-20 Minutes||Causes of abnormal speech after cleft lip and palate; Normal velopharyngeal function and velopharyngeal dysfunction; effects of VPI on speech and resonance; effects of structural anomalies on speech production (obligatory distortions and compensatory err|
|20-25 Minutes||When speech therapy is appropriate (and when it’s not)|
|25-55 Minutes||Speech therapy techniques and principles of motor learning|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP
Ann W. Kummer, Ph.D. CCC-SLP is Senior Director of the Division of Speech-Language Pathology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and is also Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine.
Dr. Kummer does lectures and seminars on a national and international level in the areas of cleft palate, craniofacial anomalies, velopharyngeal dysfunction, and also on business practices in speech-language pathology. She has written numerous professional articles and over 20 book chapters. She is the author of Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies: The Effects on Speech and Resonance, 3rd Edition (Cengage Learning, 2014) and one of the authors of Business Practices: A Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists (ASHA, 2004).
Dr. Kummer is the co-author of the Simplified Nasometric Assessment Procedures (SNAP) test (1996) and author of the SNAP-R (2005) for nasometry (KayPENTAX). She holds a patent on the nasoscope, which is marketed as the Oral & Nasal Listener (Super Duper, Inc.). Dr. Kummer has received numerous honors, including Honors of the Ohio Speech-Language and Hearing Association; the Elwood Chaney Outstanding Clinician Award from OSHLA; and is a Fellow of ASHA.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)
Speech-Language and Audiology Canada
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