Assessment and Intervention of Speech Disorders Related to Cleft Lip and Palate and Velopharyngeal Insufficiency Let me start by applauding you for the job you do everyday. You probably have the most difficult positions in our field by trying to make a difference in a child’s life and at the same time battling paperwork, limited time, and a huge caseload. My goal for this ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2006
Assessment and Intervention of Speech Disorders Related to Cleft Lip and Palate and Velopharyngeal Insufficiency
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  • Virginia L. Dixon-Wood
    Craniofacial Center and Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Special Populations / Genetic & Congenital Disorders / School-Based Settings / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Articles
Article   |   June 01, 2006
Assessment and Intervention of Speech Disorders Related to Cleft Lip and Palate and Velopharyngeal Insufficiency
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, June 2006, Vol. 7, 3-8. doi:10.1044/sbi7.2.3
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, June 2006, Vol. 7, 3-8. doi:10.1044/sbi7.2.3
Let me start by applauding you for the job you do everyday. You probably have the most difficult positions in our field by trying to make a difference in a child’s life and at the same time battling paperwork, limited time, and a huge caseload. My goal for this article is to attempt to make your job a little easier as you treat children with cleft lip/palate and velopharyngeal insufficiency.
Since cleft palate occurs once in approximately 800 live births, I don’t expect that children with cleft palate make up a large percentage of your caseload. Unfortunately, these students don’t fit well into group therapy because of the severity of the disorder and the uniqueness of the therapy approach. Consequently, these students may require more planning time and produce more frustration for you than most of your other students. I hope to try to limit some of that frustration for you.
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