Cleft palate is the most common craniofacial anomaly, and second only to clubfoot as a newborn congenital deformity. World-wide, every three minutes a child is born with a cleft. Approximately 1 in 700 hundred children are born with clefting, and every year, about 6,800 hundred babies in the United States are born with oral clefts each year.
Learn about classification, embryology, related anatomy, risk factors, kinesiology of the velopharygeal valve mechanism and its relation to expression of strong consonants. Understand how clefting leads to poor nutrition and why more calories are expended during suckling than received from ingested milk; comprehend why receptive language development – typically learned by normal children prior to expressive language – is delayed first with cleft palate, and how this relates to the unique Eustachian tube and pathokinesiology of the middle ear. Understand the pathokinesiology of compensatory articulation by way of Passavant's hypertrophy either prior to or following palatine cleft surgery due to velopharygeal closure impairments.
Ranging from explanatory in-depth presentation on the use of grommets, audiological testing, psychosolocial impacts of clefting, prosthetic treatment, dental problems faced by these children, and why dedicated cleft lip and palate teams are superseding traditional craniofacial surgical management of cleft lip and palate – the scope of this primer is up to professional standards. With details about the multitude of speech language pathology therapeutic intervention in detail for every type of cleft pathology, this invaluable resource and reference to the most common craniofacial anomaly is available now through EITTOC.
This primer is a MUST READ for all early intervention and pre-school therapists – speech language pathologists, audiologists, and speech teachers - who service the professional needs of the infant, toddler, and child with cleft lip &/or palate.
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This program is offered for 0.50 ASHA CEU's (Intermediate Level, Professional)
EITTOC is an approved provided of Continuing Education by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. EITOC is authorized to offer 0.50 AOTA CEU's/5.0 Contact Hours. The assignment of AOTACEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
APPROVED BY THE ILLINOIS EARLY INTERVENTION TRAINING PROGRAM FOR EARLY INTERVENTION CREDENTIAL CREDIT for 3.0 Hours
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Disclosure: Kristen O’Leary, SLP, has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: she receives monetary compensation for the preparation of this course, in addition to a percentage of company sales, and has the following relevant non-financial relationships to disclose: EITTOC Board of Directors: volunteer member.Disclosure: David C Saidoff PT - course developer/presenter - has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: he receives monetary compensation for the preparation of this course, in addition to a percentage of company sales, and has the following relevant non-financial relationships to disclose: EITTOC Board of Directors: volunteer member. Melissa Whelan, OTR - course developer/presenter - has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: she receives monetary compensation for the preparation of this course, in addition to a percentage of company sales, and has the following relevant non-financial relationships to disclose: EITTOC Board of Directors: volunteer member. Declaration: Approval of this course does not necessarily imply that any of the governing bodies (e.g., West Virginian Board of Physical Therapy, or other such governmental or NGO’s supports the views of the presenter or sponsor. Information provided should be used within the scope of practice. No relevant financial or non-financial relationships exists between EITTOC or the products discussed any course; no such relationship or endorsement exists for any products mentioned in any courses sponsored by EITTOC, or in any of the items (such as specific AED or Epinephrine injection product) or any testing instrument used to evaluate children; the above course is specific to said-topic, and may not be extrapolated to any other course or topic outside the scope of this course. Course instructor(s) have no other financial or non-financial remuneration - whether prior to or following course delivery; the above advertisement is made available to all physical therapy (and other) licensee on a non-discriminatory basis. Ascend has approved this course and may be contacted about any concerns. Information provided should be used within scope of practice. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. The onus of responsibility for this course – granted contact hours by the AOTA – is for each OT professional to check with their State board of OT to see if this course meets licensure requirement for continuing education.