Cleft Palate & Craniofacial Anomalies: Effects on Speech and by Ann W. Kummer

By Ann W. Kummer

Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies: results on Speech and Resonance is the single e-book of its sort that covers either oral and facial anomalies and cleft palate. Designed as a how-to advisor for the training clinician, this e-book emphasizes what scholars, clinicians new to this inhabitants, and any member of a cleft palate crew want to know within the place of work. It contains info on universal craniofacial anomalies, linked anomalies, and genetic syndromes. every thing from simple info on anatomy, body structure, and embryology of the face and oral hollow space to oral, dental, and ENT anomalies and their results on speech, resonance, and feeding are coated. The assessment part comprises the perceptual overview of speech and resonance, the intraoral exam, and instrumental evaluation methods. The therapy part contains surgeries, prosthetic units, and treatments designed to handle speech, resonance, and velopharyngeal disorder. the necessity for multidisciplinary staff evaluation and remedy can also be emphasised all through.

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She has a patent on a device marketed as the Oral & Nasal ListenerTM by Super Duper. This device amplifies the sound from the nasal cavity and oral cavity while the child is speaking, and allows both the child and the clinician (or parent) to hear this amplified sound in real time. She has also done two educational video seminars on resonance disorders for ASHA. xxx Copyright 2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s).

They are the only intrinsic muscles of the velum and, as such, they are contained solely within the velum and do not extend beyond its borders (Moon & Kuehn, 1996). They are positioned side by side and extend to the free edge of the soft palate, superficial to the levator veli palatini. It should be noted that the name of this muscle is somewhat misleading in that it does not exist within the uvula. In fact, the uvula contains very few muscle fibers and does not contribute to velopharyngeal closure (Ettema & Kuehn, 1994; Kuehn & Kahane, 1990; Moon & Kuehn, 1996, 1997).

The variations among individuals in size and shape of the resonating cavities is often determined by age and gender. For example, infants have very small resonating cavities; thus, the vocal quality is very high in pitch. Women and children usually have a shorter vocal tract than men; therefore, they have higher formant frequencies in their vocal product. An additional consideration is the wall thickness of the cavities. A thick pharyngeal wall can absorb sound, whereas a thinner wall can reflect sound.

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