Special Interest Group 05 - Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders

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Structural Anomalies Related to Cleft and Craniofacial Conditions
Format(s): SIG Perspectives and Exam
These Perspectives (SIG 5) articles focus on the functional problems caused by the structural anomalies of the craniofacial complex and pathways for intervention. Articles describes the impact of submucous cleft palate, dental/skeletal anomalies, and distraction osteogenesis on speech and resonance outcomes for individuals with craniofacial anomalies. Multidisciplinary roles and best practice recommendations are also provided.
Considerations for Academic and Clinical  Training in Craniofacial Anomalies
Format(s): SIG Perspectives and Exam
These Perspectives (SIG 5) articles focus on the status of academic and clinical training related to cleft and craniofacial conditions, a module training series for addressing the gaps in current educational roadmaps, and resources and best practice recommendations are provided.
Speech, Surgical, and Psychosocial Considerations for 22Q Deletion Syndrome SIG 5
Format(s): SIG Perspectives and Exam
These Perspectives (SIG 5) articles focus on 22q11.2 deletion syndrome and the associated communication, feeding/swallowing, psychosocial, and surgical factors associated with this condition.
 Perspectives, SIG 5, Vol. 3, Part 2, 2018
Format(s): SIG Perspectives and Exam
The articles address the coding system for health care billing relevant to speech-language pathology practice. Articles also address the role of the speech-language pathologist during velopharyngeal imaging assessments and implementation of a quality of life scale. Imaging methods, articulation analysis, speech sampling techniques, and clinical evaluation of velopharyngeal insufficiency-specific quality of life are outlined. Case studies are used to guide learning and illustrate how information from the evaluation impacts billing, patient quality of life, and collaboration between professionals for the assessment of velopharyngeal dysfunction.
Perspectives, SIG 5, Vol. 3, Part 1, 2018
Format(s): SIG Perspectives and Exam
The articles address the anatomy and physiology of the velopharyngeal mechanism and the development of velopharyngeal closure. Identification of muscle morphology related to velopharyngeal closure and velopharyngeal dysfunction is described. Additionally, assessment of the orofacial structures is outlined and a clinical checklist is provided.

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