Speech production can be significantly affected by abnormalities of the oral, dental and pharyngeal structures. Cleft palate, dental and occlusal anomalies, ankyloglossia, enlarged tonsils and adenoids, and maxillary retrusion are just a few of the anomalies that commonly affect articulation and resonance. This presentation will cover how these structural anomalies affect speech, when to refer for physical management, and specific therapy techniques for correction of compensatory productions. **It is recommended that you do not fast forward or pause this presentation. The audio and slides will not sync back up if you do.**
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This course was recorded on September 26, 2008
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As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, readers will be able to describe the typical effects of various structural anomalies on speech production.
As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, readers will be able to identify which speech errors are obligatory and which are compensatory.
As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, readers will be able to discuss when speech therapy is appropriate and when the child should be referred for physical management (i.e., orthodontic treatment or surgery).
As a result of this Continuing Education Activity, readers will be able to apply appropriate and effective therapy techniques for different types of compensatory articulation productions.
Welcome & Introductions
Causes of speech disorders secondary to cleft lip and palate
Oral and dental anomalies and how they affect speech
Velopharyngeal dysfunction and how it affects speech
This course had a great deal of useful and EP strategies. It was one of the best courses I have taken. I feel more effective when treating not only cleft palates but all types of oral structural issues.
Well organized, interesting examples of therapy and a few chuckles lightened the mood. A good review yet new and more in-depth information than previously learned. Dr. Kummer obviously has expertise in this area. It was a pleasure to learn from her.
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Ann W. Kummer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Ann W. Kummer, PhD is Senior Director, Division of Speech Pathology, Cincinnati Children's & Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati. She is the author of many professional articles and 14 book chapters in speech pathology and medical texts. She is the author of the text entitled Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies: The Effects on Speech and Resonance, 2nd Edition (Delmar Cengage Learning, 2008) and one of the authors of the text entitled Business Practices: A Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists published by ASHA. Dr. Kummer is also the co-author of the SNAP test for the Nasometer equipment (KAYPentax, Lincoln Park, NJ) and an inventor of the Oral & Nasal Listener (Super Duper Publications, 2007), Dr. Kummer does many lectures and seminars on a national and international level. She was elected Fellow of ASHA in 2002.
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