Beyond Cleft Palate: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (Live Webinar)

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Beyond Cleft Palate: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (Live Webinar)

Live Broadcast: Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern time
Last day to register for Live broadcast: Tuesday, January 9, 2018, Noon, Eastern time

A history of cleft palate is the most common cause of velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD), but there are many other causes, including other structural anomalies of the velopharyngeal valve, neurophysiological disorders that result in inadequate velopharyngeal movement, and even faulty placement of the articulators due to mislearning. Differential diagnosis of the cause of these VPD speech characteristics and the contributing factors is essential to determine appropriate treatment, whether it be velopharyngeal surgery, a prosthetic device, and/or intervention with an SLP. In this webinar, the presenter will show videos and discuss various causes of abnormal resonance and nasal emission due to non-cleft velopharyngeal dysfunction, with a primary focus on children, although implications for adults will also be addressed. The presenter will also discuss a variety of treatment options that are appropriate for various causes of VPD.

Learning Objectives:
You will be able to:

  • identify causes and factors, other than a history of cleft palate, that can affect resonance and velopharyngeal function
  • use differential diagnosis to determine the cause of abnormal resonance
  • determine the type of treatment that will result in the best outcomes for an individual patient

Group Registration Note: A group registration entitles you to view this program one time, on one connection. Any number of people may watch and earn ASHA CEUs/professional development hours. The person who will act as group leader for the broadcast should register on behalf of the group. The group leader will be able to play the webinar and pass out a link to group members so they can access handouts and the learning assessment to earn CE credit. The group leader needs to have, or create, a login to the ASHA Web site.

Continuing Education

: 0.2 PDHs: 2.0
: 1/9/2018 to 1/9/2018
: Intermediate

Product Information

Item #(s): WEB18113, WEB18113-GRP
Client Age: All Ages
Format(s): Live Webinar, Live Webinar (Group)
Language: English
Author: Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP

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