(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.
Course created on September 22, 2014
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the perceptual speech characteristics of velopharyngeal dysfunction regarding resonance, airflow and articulation.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the structural-functional implications of oral anomalies in children presenting with speech problems.
- After this course, participants will be able to list instruments for assessing velopharyngeal function for speech.
- After this course, participants will be able to generate therapy plans for speech improvement based on principles for working with children with cleft or other craniofacial differences.
|0-10 Minutes||Overview of speech characteristics that comprise “Cleft Palate Speech”|
|10-45 Minutes||Case histories that demonstrate the importance of components of diagnostic assessment|
|45-55 Minutes||Therapy techniques for remediation of compensatory articulation strategies|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
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Mary O'Gara, MA, CCC-SLP
Mary O’Gara, MA, CCC-SLP, is Director of the Cleft/Craniofacial Team at Shriners Hospital for Children, Chicago. She is clinical assistant professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Division of Plastic Surgery, and adjunct professor, Northwestern University Communication Sciences and Disorders, where she teaches the speech/language pathology course in Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Disorders.
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