(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.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the key components of assessment of speech sound disorders in children with cleft palate and/or VPD.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify simple tools to help detect the presence of nasal air emission and judge resonance.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe methods for differentiating between obligatory articulation errors and compensatory articulation errors.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify when speech therapy is beneficial and when referral to a Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Team is recommended.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction and Overview|
|10-25 Minutes||Articulation Assessment|
|25-40 Minutes||Assessment of Velopharyngeal Function|
|40-55 Minutes||Integrating Assessment Findings|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q&A|
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