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.
Course created on December 5, 2018
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the difference between the terms VCFS, 22q deletion syndrome, and DiGeorge.
- After this course, participants will be able to list the most common feeding, speech and language problems of people with VCFS.
- After this course, participants will be able to list the appropriate procedures for assessment and treatment of the speech and resonance problems in VCFS, as well as what procedures to avoid.
Karen J. Golding-Kushner, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow
Karen J. Golding-Kushner, PhD, ASHA Fellow, has specialized in cleft palate, VPI, and craniofacial disorders for 40 years. Currently in private practice, she has served on, and directed, several craniofacial teams, taught undergraduate and graduate courses in speech-language pathology, worked in Early Intervention and in schools, and published extensively on cleft palate speech and associated syndromes. In 1980, she was coauthor of the first article ever published on communication disorders in VCFS and has published three books and over two dozen articles and chapters since that time. She has been invited to speak nationally and internationally, and is a consultant for the Virtual Center for VCFS and Related Craniofacial Disorders.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
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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