The Clinician's Guide to Treating Cleft Palate Speech


  • Sally Peterson-Falzone, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Center for Craniofacial Anomalies, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Judith Trost-Cardamone, PhD, Professor, Department of Communication Disorders & Sciences, California State University-Northridge, Northridge, CA, USA
  • Michael Karnell, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
  • Mary Hardin-Jones, PhD, Professor, Division of Communication Disorders, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA

This pocket-size handbook provides brief summaries about the effects of clefts and non-cleft velopharyngeal inadequacy (VPI) on communication development in children. Its clinical focus covers the diagnosis and management of the resulting disorders with information presented in a quick-reference format, including many bulleted lists, tables, and helpful illustrations. While this book is a complete work on its own, there is some referencing of the larger textbook Cleft Palate Speech that provides background on research and theory, as well as additional illustrations.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2005
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-02526-3

Table of Contents

1. Effects of Cleft Palate and Non-Cleft VPI on Speech Development in Babies and Toddlers
2. Other Effects in Babies and Toddlers
3. Effects of Cleft and Non-Cleft VPI on Speech in Older Children
4. Understanding Instrumental Evaluation of VP Function
5. Understanding the Physical Management of Clefts and Non-Cleft VPI
6. Perceptual Diagnosis of Speech Problems
7. Sequenced Speech-Language Intervention in the Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Year
8. Articulation Therapy
9. Special Therapy Techniques