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
Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP
Dr. Ann Kummer is Senior Director of the Division of Speech Pathology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She is also Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. She does many lectures, seminars and workshops on a national and international level. She is the author of numerous professional articles, 15 book chapters, an inventor of the Oral-Nasal Listener, and author of the SNAP nasometry test (KayPentax). She is also the author of the text entitled Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies: The Effects on Speech and Resonance, 2nd Edition, Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning, 2008. Dr. Kummer is an ASHA Fellow. (Receives royalties from Delmar Cengage Learning for textbook and from Super Duper for Oral-Nasal Listener.)
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