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Should We Treat Cleft Palate Speech Errors With Oral Motor Exercises? (SIG 5) (WEB19404)

Presenter(s): Angela J. Dixon, MA, CCC-SLP; Dennis Ruscello, PhD,CCC-SLP
Course Description

This course explores the use of oral motor exercise in the treatment of children with resonance and/or compensatory speech errors. Speakers discuss theoretical, developmental, and other data sets, with a focus on how to apply critical thinking to treatment planning. Speakers present treatment examples as well as research and its clinical implications.

This course is part of the SIGnature Series, a collection of courses developed by volunteers from ASHA’s Special Interest Groups, who share practical, evidence-based suggestions and solutions based on their in-depth knowledge, clinical experiences, and passion for their specialty areas. This course was developed by SIG 5: Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Identify considerations related to oral motor exercises as a treatment option for children with velopharyngeal dysfunction
  • Discuss the available theoretical, developmental, and treatment research that has been conducted to date
  • Apply a critical thinking framework to formulate functional treatment plans
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What is Included?

You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video and handouts, 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.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2
ASHA CEU*: 0.2
Item #(s): WEB19404
Available Through: October 01, 2025