Cleft Palate & Craniofacial Anomalies: Effects on Speech and Resonance

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Cengage Learning, Jul 20, 2007 - Medical - 678 pages
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Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies: Effects on Speech and Resonance is the only book of its kind that covers both oral and facial anomalies and cleft palate. Designed as a how-to guide for the practicing clinician, this book emphasizes what students, clinicians new to this population, and any member of a cleft palate team need to know in the workplace. It includes information on common craniofacial anomalies, associated anomalies, and genetic syndromes. Everything from basic information on anatomy, physiology, and embryology of the face and oral cavity to oral, dental, and ENT anomalies and their effects on speech, resonance, and feeding are covered. The evaluation section includes the perceptual evaluation of speech and resonance, the intraoral examination, and instrumental assessment procedures. The treatment section includes surgical procedures, prosthetic devices, and therapies designed to address speech, resonance, and velopharyngeal dysfunction. The need for multidisciplinary team assessment and treatment is also emphasized throughout.
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Ann W. Kummer, Ph.D. CCC-SLP is Senior Director of the Division of Speech Pathology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, and also Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Under her direction, the speech pathology program at Cincinnati Children's has grown to be one of the largest and most respected in the country. Dr. Kummer does many lectures and seminars on a national and international level. She is the author of many professional articles, 18 book chapters in speech pathology and medical texts, and a textbook on craniofacial anomalies. She has a patent on a clinical device (the Oral & Nasal Listener) and developed the SNAP Test for the Nasometer (KayPENTAX). Dr. Kummer has received honors of the Ohio Speech-Language- Hearing Association (OSHLA); the Elwood Chaney Outstanding Clinician Award from OSHLA; distinguished alumnus award from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders of the University of Cincinnati; and Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She was named one of the 25 most influential therapists in the US by Therapy Times in 2006, and was named one of the 10 most inspiring women in Cincinnati by Inspire Magazine in 2007.

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