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Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (VPD): Management and Treatment

Presented by: Kristen DeLuca MS, CCC-SLP

JANUARY 18, 2023 – 8:30 PM EST / 7:30 PM CST / 6:30 PM MST / 5:30 PM PST

NOTE:  The Request for ASHA CEUs form is now located on the Quiz page, you can fill it out when you take the quiz.

After this webinar, you will be able to…

  •  Identify the three sub-types of VPD and list one possible etiology for each sub-type.

  •  Identify three common compensatory misarticulation errors associated with VPD and list one treatment technique for each error

  • Explain the difference between obligatory and compensatory errors and list the appropriate intervention for each.

Can I get continuing education for this webinar?

After watching the webinar, you will need to pass a short quiz with at least 80% accuracy and attend the full webinar to obtain credit for your participation. The link to the quiz will be available to you after the presentation in the course area. Once completed, you will receive a certificate of completion inside your course area.

Course Agenda

  • 8:30-8:40 pm: Introduction, disclosures, and review of course objectives
  • 8:40-9:30 pm: Velopharyngeal Dysfunction: Management (Differential Diagnosis, Evaluation Steps, Review of VPD-related speech sound disorders
  • 9:30-10:20 pm: Treatment strategies for Velopharyngeal Mislearning
  • 10:20-10:30 pm: Q & A

Speaker Information and Disclosures

Kristen DeLuca MS, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist at the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital's Craniofacial Center. She has her Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a member of the American Cleft-Palate Craniofacial Association. Kristen’s areas of expertise include the diagnosis and treatment of speech and resonance disorders secondary to cleft and craniofacial conditions. Kristen graduated from the State University of New York at Geneseo with a bachelor’s degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders, and went on to complete her master’s degree in Communication Disorders at James Madison University in Virginia.

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Can I get ASHA CEUS for this Course?

After watching the webinar, you will need to pass a short quiz with at least 80% accuracy and attend the full webinar to obtain credit for your participation. The link to the quiz will be available to you after the presentation in the course area. Once completed, you will receive a certificate of completion inside your course area.

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Who is this webinar appropriate for?  

The target audience for this webinar is licensed speech-language pathologists. There are no prerequisite skills or knowledge needed beyond the basic speech-language pathology training and licensing.

What if I need special accommodations?  

If you require accommodations to access these materials due to a disability, please email us at info@medslpcollective.com