This course will focus on the evaluation and treatment of feeding, speech, and language disorders commonly found in children with cleft palate. Heavily focused on treatment strategies, this course will be both practical and functional for clinicians treating children of all ages (birth through school age).
This course is offered for 7.0 continuing education hours. These hours will not be reported to the ASHA CE registry; however, certificates of attendance will be provided that can be used to meet both ASHA and State of Indiana CE requirements.
Cara Drake-Luecking, CCC-SLP: Cara is a member of the Cleft and Craniofacial Anomalies Team at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. She specializes in the management of pediatric dysphagia for children with cleft palate and craniofacial anomalies. With experience in both the acute care and outpatient settings, Cara offers a unique and comprehensive perspective to the evaluation and treatment of feeding disorders.
Angela Dixon, CCC-SLP and Kristen DeLuca, CCC-SLP: Angela is a member of the Cleft and Craniofacial Anomalies Team at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health and Kristen is the lead speech pathologist on the team at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, Florida. Both specialize in the management of speech and language issues in children with cleft palate and craniofacial anomalies. Both Angela and Kristen are active members of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) and ASHA SIG 5: Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders. Angela and Kristen are active presenters within their communities, as well as at the ACPA and ASHA national meetings.
Cost: $75 (A reduced fee of $25 is being offered for IU Health employees and students)
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