Flashcards in 2.7 Developmental Aspects Deck (8)
In regards to developmental aspects in children with cleft, what are early phonological processes (birth to 3)?
- Deletion of final consonant
- Syllable reduction
In regards to developmental aspects in children with cleft, what should we know about articulation/phonology? (birth to 3)?
Babies with cleft palate
- vocalize less
- Start babbling later
- Restricted and fewer consonants
- More glottal productions
- Delayed lexicon with words not effected by cleft earlier to develop
- Distorted feedback
- limited communication opportunities - limited feedback (env + self) - limits practice
In regards to developmental aspects in children with cleft, what do we need to know about language (birth to 3)?
- Development is shown to be delayed but often catches up with age
- Degree of impairment varies but can be associated with receptive, expressive, reading, or learning disorders
In regards to developmental aspects in children with cleft, what do we need to know about articulation (3 - 5 years)?
- Nasal distortions (oral consonants more nasal)
- Nasal air emission (NAE)
- Audible vs. inaudible
- Compensatory Articulation patterns
What do SLPs assess and monitor in children with cleft?
- Monitor early milestones (babbling and phonemic repertoire)
- Work on language comprehension and build play skills (social skill development)
- Assess oromotor/speech mechanism
- Differentiate structural problems vs. speech problems
What do we need to know about educating family with children with cleft?
often have concerns with school adjustment
As SLPs, what does this mean for children with cleft?
- Eliminate stigma
- Research needed in areas to improve surgery to:
- Improve appearance (symmetry, reduce scarring, bring tissue to normal positioning)
- Improve speech
- Make sure you know what you're doing!!
- No whistles, blow pops, balloons, etc. Just therapy!