Intermediate and Master's Class on Cleft Palate, Resonance Disorders and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction
Location: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Children with cleft palate or with non-cleft resonance disorders (hypernasality, hyponasality and cul de sac resonance) present challenges for speech-language pathologists (SLPs), otolaryngologists, plastic surgeons and other craniofacial specialists. This seminar is designed to provide current, practical information for professionals who frequently or occasionally treat individuals with cleft palate, velopharyngeal dysfunction and/or oropharyngeal anomalies that cause abnormal speech and resonance. This seminar will include a review of relevant anatomy and physiology and a description of the types of clefts. The effects that abnormal structures have on speech and resonance will be described. Low-tech and "no-tech" evaluation procedures will be demonstrated. Finally, treatment options and specific therapy techniques will be described and also demonstrated.
Children with cleft palate or with non-cleft resonance disorders (hypernasality, hyponasality and cul de sac resonance) present challenges for speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and other craniofacial professionals. This seminar is designed to provide current, practical information for professionals who either serve on a craniofacial team or who frequently treat individuals with cleft palate, velopharyngeal dysfunction, oropharyngeal anomalies, or abnormal resonance. This seminar will begin with discussion of co-occurring functional and behavior problems. In addition, early feeding issues secondary to structural problems and psychological ramifications of facial differences will be described. Participants will then receive hands-on experience with performing a nasopharyngoscopy evaluation and using nasometry. Various options for surgical correction of VPI will be described. Finally, challenging cases will be presented so that participants will be able to test their skills.
Course Fees & Registration Information
Physicians, SLP’s, Other Professionals, & Students
$350/Day 1 or Day 2 only;
$560 for both days
April 13, 2012
$300/Day 1 or Day 2 only;
$510 for both days
50% off available to STUDENTS ONLY if room occupancy has not been met by 04/19/2012. Please contact Holly Finnegan at the e-mail address below for more information.
Friday, April 27, 2012 (or when occupancy is met.)
Online registration is required. Register online now.
Download a brochure for more information.
Division of Speech Pathology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039
Phone: 513-803-2744 OR 800-344-2462 Ext. 3-2744
Bowel Management Program
Location: Cincinnati Children's, Location D, Room D3.132
Sponsored by the Colorectal Center for Children
How to Set Up Your Own Bowel Management Program
This one day symposium will provide a brief overview of treatment of clinical conditions and will teach the participant how to set up a bowel management program, from start to finish, including:
- Patient intake
- Patient care
- Clinical outcomes
Symposium presenters include:
- Dr. Andrea Bischoff, Assistant Professor, Colorectal Center for Children
- Teri Martini, RN, Coloretal Nursing Program Manager
- Jen Hall, RN, Research Nurse
- Gretchen Niebling, CAPPM, CPC, Colorectal Program Coordinator
Cost to attend this symposium is $200 per person.
Online registration is required. To register for this session, please click here.
The Bowel Management Program symposium will also be offered on June 21, 2012 (click here to register for this session) and October 25, 2012 (click here to register for this session).
Please contact Jennifer Hall or Gretchen Niebling at 513-636-3240.
Pediatric Colorectal Problems Workshop
The Colorectal Center for Children also hosts the Pediatric Colorectal Problems Workshop, a three day intensive teaching course held in the spring and fall of every year. Please visit the Pediatric Colorectal Problems Workshop web page for more information.