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Therapy for the Child with Cleft Palate or Velopharyngeal Dysfunction

Course: #6734 Level: Intermediate1 Hour 2572 Reviews

This is the 3rd course in a 4-part series, SSD in Children with Cleft Palate and/or VPD. This course will focus on speech therapy techniques for the child with articulation disorder related to cleft palate or velopharyngeal dysfunction. Practical therapy techniques that can be adapted for children aged 2 through the teen years are included. (Part 1: Course 6723, Part 2: Course 6718, Part 4: Course 6733)

Course created on September 18, 2014

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Course Type: Video, Audio

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify articulation distortions that can and should be treated with therapy.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify articulation distortions that cannot be treated with speech therapy.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe therapeutic pedagogy with which therapy should begin.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe therapy techniques which can be used to teach consonants.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe a step-wise approach to habituation of the newly-taught consonants.


0-5 Minutes Introduction, early intervention overview
5-15 Minutes Review of articulation categories
15-40 Minutes Review of therapy techniques and therapy progression
40-55 Minutes Case examples
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Lynn Marty Grames was paid an honorarium for this presentation by SpeechPathology.com and receives a salary from the Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Institute at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Non-financial: Lynn Marty Grames is a member of ASHA SIG 5: Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, and the American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by SpeechPathology.com.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)

Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 1 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.