Thursday, Oct. 24

8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Samford University, Cooney Hall, Regions Community Resource Room (BSOB 400)

Cost $ 40.
Seminar is free for current Samford preceptors.

All Things Cleft and Craniofacial

This course will provide an overview of the velopharyngeal mechanism and speech production as impacted by a cleft palate, as well as evaluation and treatment procedures appropriate for children in this population. Additional content areas will cover feeding evaluation and intervention and two surgical interventions for children with cleft palate. Participants will be able to demonstrate knowledge of evidence-based treatment interventions in the areas of speech production, resonance and feeding. 

This program is offered for 0.30 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

 

Learning Outcomes

As a result of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify  soft and hard palate anatomy
  • Explain the surgeons role in VPI management
  • Describe Furlow palatoplasty in primary and secondary cleft operations
  • Identify feeding issues
  • List the reasons for different feeding techniques
  • Identify various feeding options
  • Identify assessment tools for speech production in cleft palate population
  • Differentiate structural and compensatory articulation errors
  • Identify evidence-based treatment techniques for cleft palate speech production errors

Agenda

8:30-9:15: SLP
  • Identify assessment tools for speech production in cleft palate population
  • Differentiate structural and compensatory articulation errors
9:15-10:00: Dr. Smola
  • Identify feeding issues
  • List the reasons for different feeding techniques
  • Identify various feeding options
10:00-10:45: Dr. Myers
  • Identify  soft and hard palate anatomy
  • Explain the surgeons role in VPI management
  • Describe Furlow palatoplasty in primary and secondary cleft operations
10:45-11:30: SLP
  • Identify evidence-based treatment techniques for cleft palate speech production errors

Speakers

Jordan Brown is a speech-language pathologist at Children's of Alabama. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Life Education at Samford University in 2015 and her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Samford University in 2017. She began working at COA as a pediatric SLP in 2017 and has experience in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. She joined the COA Cleft and Craniofacial Team in 2018 and performs the evaluation and treatment of articulation and resonance for children in the pediatric cleft population.

Financial — Employed by and receives a salary from Children’s Hospital of Alabama.
Nonfinancial — No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Dr. René Myers is a Craniofacial and Reconstructive Microsurgeon at UAB and Children’s of Alabama.  He treats both adult and pediatric Craniofacial problems and has a special interest in Pierre Robin Sequence.  He did his plastic surgery training at the University of Rochester and his fellowship in Craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery at the UTSW Austin regional program at Dell Children’s Hospital. He has authored and Co-authored numerous manuscripts.  He is the co-director of the UAB facial nerve program and currently holds the rank of Assistant Professor of Surgery and Neurosurgery at UAB.

Financial — Employed by and receives a salary from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Nonfinancial — No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Dr. Cassi Smola is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Hospital Medicine within the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She completed medical school, residency, chief residency, and pediatric hospital medicine fellowship at UAB. Her interests include medical education and the use of medical technology, advocacy, cleft and craniofacial pediatrics. She joined the Cleft and Craniofacial team in October of 2017. As the pediatrician on the team, her main role is to follow patients to help ensure that they are growing and developing appropriately and to coordinate care with a multidisciplinary team.

Financial — Employed by and receives a salary from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Nonfinancial — No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists
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