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Feeding and Speech Interventions for Young Children With Cleft Lip and Palate (WEB19089)

Presenter(s): Maia Braden, MS, CCC-SLP
Course Description

Cleft lip and/or palate is the most common birth anomaly, affecting 1 in 700 live births, but SLPs who work in early intervention often report limited training and comfort with this population. This session provides an overview of cleft conditions from birth to 3 years. Speaker Maia Braden discusses feeding challenges and interventions, surgical timeline, and speech and language development and interventions for infants and toddlers with cleft lip and/or palate. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Birth to Three: Working Together to Serve Children and Their Families.”

Learning Objectives:
You will be able to:

  • describe how cleft palate impacts breast and bottle feeding, and describe what is needed in a feeding system for a child with this birth anomaly
  • explain how speech sound acquisition prior to palate repair may differ from typical speech sound development
  • identify two ways to support speech development in toddlers post-palate repair

What is Included?

You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts, and references so you can access it from anywhere!

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

Related Courses

View all courses from the "Birth to Three: Working Together to Serve Children and Their Families" online conference, available through the ASHA Learning Pass subscription or as an a la carte purchase.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): WEB19089
Available Through: May 01, 2024