What strategies, in the context of play-based speech/language therapy, specifically address the needs of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with cleft palate?  This session will provide SLP’s working in early intervention settings strategies to meet goals and objectives for children with cleft palate and related resonance disorders.

Birth to 3 interventions (Part C of IDEA) for children with disabilities is a federally funded grant program providing Early Intervention (EI) services in home-based or natural environments. Speech therapy intervention in this model is frequently limited to language development with little to no emphasis on sound development related to the cleft palate. Language development is of course a necessary target, but it has been suggested by speech providers that the model does not allow for direct sound targets in this population. By 3 years of age, when children enter part B services (3 years-5 years of age) error patterns associated with cleft palate may already be in place. Early intervention can approach sound and oral resonance development even in a play based/natural setting while also targeting language. These strategies, even in young children, improve outcomes as well as assist the cleft palate team with early management of possible VPI impacting speech and resonance development.  If the child’s speech therapy has not addressed sound and resonance development, appropriate medical/surgical interventions may be delayed pending speech therapy addressing these patterns of development.

This activity is designed to address strategies that can be included in Early Intervention models that will lay the groundwork for sound and resonance development in children under 3, as well as appropriate for preschoolers in Part B programs. Strategies to train providers working in Birth to 3 settings will be described for attendees to further train EI providers working with toddlers and children with cleft palate.  Combining indirect language approaches, with specific targets based on the child’s level of imitation in play (both motor and verbal imitation) provides age appropriate intervention while addressing the specific speech and resonance needs for children with cleft palate.

 

Continuing Education

Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit. This on-demand course will be eligible through February 25, 2022.

ACCME: ACPA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

  • ASHA: This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area).

Neither the speakers nor members of the planning committee have any conflicts of interest related to the content of this activity.  Individual speaker disclosures may be found in the “Topics” tab under their name.

Seminar Objectives
  • Each learner will be able to identify and implement play-based strategies to use within Birth to Three/Early Intervention models for toddlers with cleft palate, addressing specific needs related to sound development and resonance.
  • Each learner will be able to describe a child's mastery of verbal and non-verbal imitation skills and how to use these skills to promote sound development in young children.
  • Each learner will be able to identify 3 errored speech and resonance patterns common in children with cleft palate and direct ways to implement strategies to minimize or eliminate development of these patterns.
Seminar Information
Expiration Date:
January 25, 2022 11:55 PM
Length:
1 hour
ACPA Life Member Price:
$24.99
Transitional Member Price:
$24.99
Student Non-member Price:
$24.99
Student Member Price:
$24.99
Member Price:
$24.99
ACPA Retired Price:
$24.99
ACPA Member Price:
$24.99
Full Price:
$34.99
Speech Therapy Specific to Children with Cleft Palate in the Birth to 3 Population

What strategies, in the context of play-based speech/language therapy, specifically address the needs of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with cleft palate?  This session will provide SLP’s working in early intervention settings strategies to meet goals and objectives for children with cleft palate and related resonance disorders.

Birth to 3 interventions (Part C of IDEA) for children with disabilities is a federally funded grant program providing Early Intervention (EI) services in home-based or natural environments. Speech therapy intervention in this model is frequently limited to language development with little to no emphasis on sound development related to the cleft palate. Language development is of course a necessary target, but it has been suggested by speech providers that the model does not allow for direct sound targets in this population. By 3 years of age, when children enter part B services (3 years-5 years of age) error patterns associated with cleft palate may already be in place. Early intervention can approach sound and oral resonance development even in a play based/natural setting while also targeting language. These strategies, even in young children, improve outcomes as well as assist the cleft palate team with early management of possible VPI impacting speech and resonance development.  If the child’s speech therapy has not addressed sound and resonance development, appropriate medical/surgical interventions may be delayed pending speech therapy addressing these patterns of development.

This activity is designed to address strategies that can be included in Early Intervention models that will lay the groundwork for sound and resonance development in children under 3, as well as appropriate for preschoolers in Part B programs. Strategies to train providers working in Birth to 3 settings will be described for attendees to further train EI providers working with toddlers and children with cleft palate.  Combining indirect language approaches, with specific targets based on the child’s level of imitation in play (both motor and verbal imitation) provides age appropriate intervention while addressing the specific speech and resonance needs for children with cleft palate.

Speaker Information
Theresa Snelling MA, CCC-SLP  [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
ACPA: ACCME
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 1.00
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (non-MD/DO)
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 1.00
ASHA
CEUs: 0.10
Products
On Demand Only
Student Non-member: $24.99
Student Member: $24.99
Member: $24.99
ACPA Retired: $24.99
ACPA Member: $24.99
ACPA Life Member: $24.99
Transitional Member: $24.99
Full Price: $34.99