Evaluation and Management of Cleft Lip and Palate: A Developmental Perspective

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 Evaluation and Management of Cleft Lip and Palate: A Developmental Perspectiveprovides fundamental knowledge of cleft palate anomalies and the current state of evidence-based practice relative to evaluation and management. This text contains information on the standard of care for children born with craniofacial anomalies from a developmental perspective along with clinical case studies to help facilitate understanding of the material. This graduate-level text targets speech-language pathology students, as well as audiology students, medical students, and graduate students studying communication disorders.

Why adopt this textbook:

Provides a developmental focus that provides a better understanding of the nature of craniofacial problems and the timetable for management and treatmentCovers material in a data-driven and evidenced based format, blending scholarly and clinical informationWell-illustrated with clear colored pictures-many of which are actual structures and people rather than line drawings-including pre- and post-treatment resultsPresents the role of the speech-language pathologist in all aspects of care (i.e., before and after surgery from infancy to adulthood)Emphasizes oral conditions (dental and occlusal) that impact speech in the school-aged childFull color text with more than 200 images

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An entire chapter devoted to adults with cleft lip and palate underscoring quality of lifeAn entire chapter on the school-aged childA detailed chapter devoted to alveolar bone graft with detailed photo illustration and discussion of treatment outcomeDetailed chapter on maxillary advancement with detailed photos, discussion of treatment outcomes related to speech, airway, and hearingPresentation of surgical treatment based on development ageChapter on hearing offers a practical approach to ear problems and hearing loss associated with cleft and craniofacial anomalies, and provides a summary of hearing tests that should be familiar to the reader and suggestions about counseling familiesChapters on Speech Characteristics and Assessment are written from a speech science perspective and evidence-based
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About the author

David J. Zajac, PhD, CCC-SLP, is professor in the Department of Dental Ecology, School of Dentistry, and adjunct in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Department of Allied Health Sciences, School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also serves as director of speech-language pathology in the Craniofacial Center.

Dr. Zajac completed his master's degree and doctoral degree in communicative disorders at the University of Pittsburgh. He has more than twenty-five years of experience in the assessment and treatment of children and adults with craniofacial disorders. His research interests include the acoustics and aerodynamics of speech production by normal individuals and those with cleft palate. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health for more than fifteen years. He has presented numerous research papers, written six book chapters, and authored or coauthored more than forty research articles. Dr. Zajac is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and past associate editor for the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Linda D. Vallino, PhD, CCC-SLP/A, is head of the Craniofacial Outcomes Research Laboratory and Senior Speech Scientist at the Center for Pediatric Auditory and Speech Sciences at Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, where she also serves on the Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Team. She is professor of pediatrics at The Sidney Kimmel Medical College-Thomas Jefferson University, and adjunct associate professor in the Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Delaware.

Dr. Vallino completed her doctoral degree at the University of Pittsburgh and master's degree in clinical evaluative sciences at Dartmouth College. She has more than twenty-five years of experience in the areas of cleft palate and craniofacial anomalies. Her research interests are measuring treatment outcomes, assessing speech intelligibility using automated speech recognition technology, and evidence-based practice for improving patient care. She has presented papers to professional groups and published articles, book chapters, and reviews related to this specialty. Dr. Vallino is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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Publisher
Plural Publishing
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Published on
Feb 15, 2016
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Pages
418
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ISBN
9781597569569
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Audiology & Speech Pathology
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