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Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Anomalies CEU Courses for SLPs

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20Q: Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome (VCFS)
Presented by Karen J. Golding-Kushner, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow
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Course: #8700 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course describes the characteristics of Velo-cardio-facial syndrome that are of the greatest relevance to SLPs: those that affect feeding, speech and language. Best practice for intervention is also explained.

Why Nonspeech Oral Motor Exercises are Not Effective for Changing Speech Sound Production
Presented by Gregory Lof, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA
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Course: #8192 Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
The use of nonspeech oral motor exercises (NSOME) to change speech productions for children with speech sound disorders continues to be discussed and debated by researchers and clinicians. This course will provide an update on the controversy and will include information on the logic, theory and evidence related to why NSOME should not be used in therapy for this disorder.

Cleft Palate - What do I hear? What do I do?
Presented by Mary O'Gara, MA, CCC-SLP
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Course: #6733 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
(This is the 4th course in a 4-part series, SSD in Children with Cleft Palate and/or VPD.) Case studies will be presented to discuss assessment and therapy techniques for individuals with cleft and craniofacial conditions. Audiovisual recordings will be provided to demonstrate speech resonance, airflow control and articulation problems in this population. Therapy goal setting will be discussed, with specific techniques for compensatory articulation strategies.

Therapy for the Child with Cleft Palate or Velopharyngeal Dysfunction
Presented by Lynn Marty Grames, MA, CCC-SLP
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Course: #6734 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
(This is the 3rd course in a 4-part series, SSD in Children with Cleft Palate and/or VPD.) This course will focus on speech therapy techniques for the child with articulation disorder related to cleft palate or velopharyngeal dysfunction. Practical therapy techniques that can be adapted for children aged 2 through the teen years are included.

Birth to Three - Special Considerations for Speech Sound Disorders in Children with Cleft Palate &/or Velopharyngeal Dysfunction
Presented by Anne Bedwinek, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #6718 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
(This is the 2nd course in a 4-part series, SSD in Children with Cleft Palate and/or VPD.) This course will focus on special considerations needed during the first three years of life for the child born with cleft lip-palate and/or velopharyngeal dysfunction. Emphasis will be placed on referral to and collaboration with a child’s cleft palate-craniofacial team. Principles and techniques will be illustrated for use during the first three years of life.

Assessment of Speech Sound Disorders in Children with Cleft Palate &/or VPD
Presented by Angela Dixon, MA, CCC-SLP
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Course: #6723 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
(This is the 1st course in a 4-part series, SSD in Children with Cleft Palate and/or VPD.) This course will review the primary components involved in assessing speech sound disorders in children with cleft palate and/or velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD). Functional tools/techniques will be highlighted with the goal of determining when speech therapy is beneficial and when further medical referrals are necessary.