This course will provide a description of the diagnosis, characteristics, and the effects on communication and development of children with velocardiofacial syndrome. Information and guidelines for SLPs working with this population will also be provided.
Course created on September 20, 2016
- After this course, participants will be able to describe physical characteristics (or facial features) of patients with VCFS.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe common medical problems associated with VCFS.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe common speech characteristics associated with VCFS.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain when surgical intervention is indicated - versus speech therapy - based on case history and speech samples.
- After this course, participants will be able to define apraxia and describe how it may affect velopharyngeal closure for speech.
|5-15 Minutes||Background and Foundational Information|
|15-35 Minutes||Effects on Speech & Resonance|
|35-45 Minutes||Effects on Language & Cognition|
|45-80 Minutes||Case Studies|
|80-90 Minutes||Summary; Q&A|
Jennifer Marshall, MA, CCC-SLP
Jennifer Marshall, MA, CCC-SLP is a clinical speech language pathologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Jenn has been with the Divison of Speech Pathology since 2011 and has 2 years of supervisory experience at the university level. Her primary clinical interest areas are resonance, craniofacial anomalies, medically complex patients, birth to 5, augmentative communication, cognitive-linguistic communication, and working with caregivers. She serves on the Velopharyngeal Insufficiency/Incompetence (VPI) Clinic and the Craniofacial Anomalies Team (CFAT). Jennifer earned her master of arts in communication sciences and disorders at Michigan State University. She also holds a bachelor of science in biopsychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Margaret M. Wilson, MA, CCC-SLP
Margaret M. Wilson, MA, CCC-SLP, is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Her areas of interest and expertise include working with children and families impacted by cleft lip and palate and resonance disorders, including the resulting effects on feeding and speech and language abilities. She serves on the Velopharyngeal Insufficiency/ Incompetence (VPI) Clinic and the Craniofacial Anomalies Team (CFAT.) Meg has been with the Division of Speech Pathology since 2002.
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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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
This course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)
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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
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