Cleft Palate and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction for the Speech Pathologist
October 5, 2013
St. Louis Children’s Hospital Auditorium
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
One Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110
This is a practical course designed for the speech pathologist treating a child with cleft palate or velopharyngeal dysfunction. Sessions include low-tech evaluation; deciding when to do therapy when not to do therapy, and when to refer for other testing; tips and tricks for therapy, and collaboration with the cleft palate medical team.
Participants will be able to:
- Differentiate resonance disorder from voice disorder and from articulation disorder.
- Categorize articulation errors associated with cleft palate and VPD.
- Identify articulation errors that should be treated vs. those that should not be treated with speech therapy.
- List articulation skills needed for valid velopharyngeal imaging studies.
- Describe at least three techniques for teaching oral consonant production in children with cleft palate or VPD.
- Describe speech therapy techniques that may have limited value in the child with a cleft palate or VPD.
- Identify preferred referral pathways if VPD or cleft palate is suspected.
- List two advantages of good communication between the medical team and the community care providers.
- List two means of collaboration with the cleft palate craniofacial team SLP.
- Describe early intervention strategies that are useful for the child born with a cleft palate as well as those that may not be necessary.
- Provide medical team speech pathologists with ideas as to how the medical team can help you provide care.
9:00–9:10 Introduction to the Cleft Palate Craniofacial Institute
9:10–9:20 The Plastic Surgeon and the Speech Pathologist
9:20-9:30 The Otolaryngologist and the Speech Pathologist
9:30-9:40 The Audiologist and the Speech Pathologist
9:40-9:50 What about Feeding?
9:50-10:05 The challenges of multidisciplinary care
10:05-10:25 What do you know?
10:40-11:40 Cleft Palate and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction: Myths, Legends, and Best Practices
11:40-12:30 Evaluating the child with a cleft palate or VPD
12:30-2:00 Lunch (on your own)
2:00-3:30 Therapy for the child with a cleft palate or VPD
3:45-4:10 Management of velopharyngeal dysfunction and other surgeries
4:15-4:40 What do you know now?
4:45-5:15 Your Turn
5:15-5:30 Conference evaluations, certificates, and adjourn
Lynn Marty Grames, MA, CCC-SLP
Mary Blount Stahl, MA, CCC-SLP
Sibyl Scheve, RN, BSN
Cheryl Grellner, RN, BSN
Pam Koprowski, AuD, CCC-A
Albert S. Woo, MD
David W. Molter, MD
Registration is closed.