Children with speech and resonance disorders (hypernasality, hyponasality, and cul-de-sac resonance) and/or nasal emission present challenges for speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in all settings. This article will help participants to recognize resonance disorders and the characteristics of velopharyngeal dysfunction, and provide appropriate management.
Course created on January 3, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the types and causes of velopharyngeal dysfunction.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the characteristics of resonance disorders and nasal emission.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to implement effective procedures for evaluation of speech and resonance.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to determine when to provide speech therapy and when to refer the child for physical management.
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Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP
Ann Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP recently retired as Senior Director of the Division of Speech-Language Pathology at Cincinnati Children’s. She’s done hundreds of national and international lectures on cleft palate and velopharyngeal insufficiency. She is the author of numerous professional articles, 24 book chapters, and the book entitled Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Conditions: A Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Management, 4th Edition. She is currently Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Otolaryngology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and teaches the craniofacial course at 5 universities. Dr. Kummer has received numerous honors and awards. She’s an ASHA Fellow and received Honors of ASHA.
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This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)
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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
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