Feeding and Swallowing Issues in Infants and Children With Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Disorders

October 4, 2017

7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. ET

Sponsored by SIG 5 Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders

SIG 5 will host an ASHA Live Web Event to engage in discussion about the feeding challenges that may occur in children with cleft palate and craniofacial disorders. Feeding facilitation techniques will be reviewed, as well as discussion about what types of special bottles or equipment may be needed. Speech-language pathologists Scott Dailey (University of Iowa Hospitals), Kristen DeLuca (Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital), and Kerry Callahan Mandulak (Pacific University) will be online to engage in and lead discussion regarding this important issue in the care of children with cleft palate and craniofacial disorders. Expert panelists are:

  • Scott Dailey, PhD, CCC-SLP,  is a speech-language pathologist in the Department of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He is also an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Iowa. 
  • Kristen DeLuca MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist in the Craniofacial Program at the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.
  • Kerry Callahan Mandulak, PhD, CCC-SLP,  is an assistant professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Pacific University.

This free event is open to all ASHA members (it is not offered for CEUs).


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