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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.
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.
Part I: Normal and Abnormal Craniofacial Features Chapter 1: Anatomy and Physiology: The Orofacial Structures and Velopharyngeal Valve Chapter 2: Genetics and Patterns of Inheritance Chapter 3: Clefts of the Lip and Palate Chapter 4: The Genetics Evaluation and Common Craniofacial Syndromes Part II: Problems Associated with Clefts and Craniofacial Anomalies Chapter 5: Feeding Problems of Infants with Cleft Lip/Palate or Craniofacial Anomalies Chapter 6: Developmental Concerns in Children with Clefts and Craniofacial Syndromes Chapter 7: Resonance Disorders and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction Chapter 8: Ear, Nose, and Throat Anomalies: Effects on Speech and Resonance Chapter 9: Dental Anomalies Associated with Cleft Lip and Palate Chapter 10: Psychosocial Aspects of Cleft Lip/Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies Part III: Interdisciplinary Care Chapter 11: The Team Approach to Assessment and Treatment Part IV: Assessment Procedures: Speech, Resonance, and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction Chapter 12: Assessment Using Low Tech and No Tech Procedures Chapter 13: Orofacial Examination Chapter 14: Nasometry Chapter 15: Speech Aerodynamics of Cleft Palate Chapter 16: Videofluoroscopy and Other Forms of Radiography Chapter 17: Nasopharyngoscopy Part V: Treatment Procedures: Speech, Resonance, and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction Chapter 18: Surgical Management of Clefts and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction Chapter 19: Orthognathic Surgery for Craniofacial Differences Chapter 20: Prosthetic Management Chapter 21: Speech Therapy: Making it Simple Glossary Appendix A: Resources for Information and Support Appendix B: Selected Bibliography for Parents