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You Are the Key: Collaborating With the Cleft/Craniofacial/Velopharyngeal Team (HC15)

Saturday, July 21
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Location: Room 316
CE: 0.15 ASHA CEUs/1.5 PDHs

The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program has approved this session for 0.5 hours of EI credential credit in the area of Assessment, 0.5 hours in the area of Atypical Child Development, and 0.5 hours in the area of Intervention.

This session is eligible for Pennsylvania Act 48 professional education hours.

When working with patients with craniofacial and velopharyngeal disorders, an SLP requires the ability to treat that which can be corrected with speech therapy and to refer that which should be managed medically or dentally to the appropriate professional, and the wisdom to know the difference. This session will discuss evaluation and management of children with a cleft, craniofacial, or velopharyngeal disorder, with a special emphasis on collaborating with the child’s medical team.

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Lynn Marty Grames, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist
Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Institute, St. Louis Children's Hospital

Lynn Marty Grames, MA, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist with the Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Institute at St. Louis Children's Hospital, where she has served as a cleft palate speech specialist for 30 years. She is a member and past coordinator of ASHA SIG 5 (Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders) and a member of ASHA SIG 19 (Speech Science). She is an adjunct instructor at Saint Louis University in the departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Center for Advanced Dental Education. Grames' national and international presentation history includes invited and peer-reviewed talks on cleft palate speech evaluation and treatment, craniosynostosis, macroglossia, ankyloglossia, and collaborative care.She has a strong interest in educating speech-language professionals in those aspects of cleft palate speech disorder that can and should be treated with speech therapy and differentiating from those which require physical management.

Financial Disclosures: Salary in the provision of evaluation and treatment of children with speech disorders related to cleft palate and craniofacial disorders, and in teaching graduate students in the same; financial compensation from ASHA for concurrent session presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures: Member of ASHA SIG 5 (Craniofacial and Velopharyngeal Disorders), where she serves on the Professional Development Committee; member of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association; peer reviewer for the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal


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