presented by Ann W. Kummer
Financial— Ann Kummer receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. She also receives royalites from - Book: Kummer, AW. Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Conditions: A Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Management, 4th edition, Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2020, Clinical Device: Oral and Nasal Listener (ONL), Super Duper Publications (Patent: Nasoscope). She receives Honoraria: for seminars on cleft palate, craniofacial anomalies, resonance disorders, and velopharyngeal dysfunction and consulting: payment for consulting on business practices of speech-language pathology programs Nonfinancial— No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA
Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP, retired as Senior Director of the Division of Speech-Language Pathology at Cincinnati Children’s in September 2017. Under her direction, the speech-language pathology program at Cincinnati Children’s became the largest pediatric program in the nation and one of the most respected. Dr. Kummer remains clinically and academically active as Professor of…Read full bio
1. Normal Velopharyngeal (VP) Function and VP Dysfunction
The velopharyngeal valve is an important articulator for speech. It is responsible for directing both sound and airflow into the oral cavity for all oral speech sounds. This chapter will include a review of normal velopharyngeal function. In addition, there will be a description of the types of velopharyngeal dysfunction, which include velopharyngeal insufficiency, velopharyngeal incompetence, and velopharyngeal mislearning. Videos will be shown for illustration.
2. Normal Resonance and Resonance Disorders
The term “resonance,” as it refers to speech, is the modification of the sound from the vocal folds as it travels through the cavities of the vocal tract. This chapter will include a discussion of how resonance is modified by the size and shape of the pharyngeal cavity, oral cavity, and nasal cavity. This will be illustrated through simple “science experiments.” The characteristics of each type of resonance disorder will then be described and illustrated through videos.