SIG 5 Perspectives Vol. 23, No. 2, November 2013
This issue includes papers addressing issues in cleft and craniofacial care. The papers address the controversy over use of oral motor exercises in children with VPI, instrumental assessment of velopharyngeal function, and a review of feeding and swallowing issues in children with cleft palate and other cleft related syndromes and disorders.
You will be able to:
- identify the evidence that contraindicates the use of nonspeech oral motor exercises (NSOMEs), particularly blowing, in the treatment of children with cleft palate
- identify the remediation principles that are used in the treatment of children with cleft palate
- list multiple instrumental assessments for the evaluation and treatment of resonance and/or velopharyngeal dysfunction
- describe advantages and disadvantages of a variety of instrumental assessments for the evaluation and treatment of resonance and/or velopharyngeal dysfunction
- describe how the underlying anatomical deficits lead to feeding difficulties in infants with cleft and craniofacial anomalies
- describe management options of feeding and swallowing disorders in infants with cleft and craniofacial anomalies
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