This is Part 1 of a two-part series. Children with resonance disorders (hypernasality, hyponasality and cul-de-sac resonance) or suspected velopharyngeal dysfunction present challenges for SLPs in all settings. This course is designed to provide information about the causes and characteristics of resonance disorders and velopharyngeal dysfunction so that these disorders can be recognized and appropriate treatment can be recommended. (Part 2: Course 7916)
Course created on March 21, 2017
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the characteristics and causes of resonance disorders.
- After this course, participants will be able to list the types, causes and characteristics of velopharyngeal dysfunction.
- After this course, participants will be able to determine when surgical correction is indicated versus speech therapy.
|5-20 Minutes||Normal velopharyngeal function|
|20-35 Minutes||Velopharyngeal dysfunction|
|35-50 Minutes||Resonance and airflow|
|50-65 Minutes||Resonance disorders|
|65-80 Minutes||Nasal Emission and compensatory productions|
|80-85 Minutes||Recommendations and referrals|
|85-90 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
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Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP
Ann W. Kummer, PhD is Senior Director of the Division of Speech-Language Pathology at Cincinnati Children's and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine. She has done hundreds of national and international lectures, particularly regarding clefts and velopharyngeal dysfunction. She’s the author of numerous articles, 24 book chapters, and the text entitled: Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies: The Effects on Speech and Resonance, 3rd Edition (Cengage Learning 2014). Dr. Kummer developed the Simplified Nasometric Assessment Procedures (SNAP) Test-R (2005) for nasometry (PENTAX Medical). She holds a patent on the nasoscope, which is marketed as the Oral & Nasal Listener (Super Duper, Inc.). Dr. Kummer has received numerous honors, including Honors of the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association (OSLHA); Distinguished Alumnus Award of the College of Allied Health, University of Cincinnati; and the Elwood Chaney Outstanding Clinician Award from OSLHA. She is an ASHA Fellow.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented in partnership with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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