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Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Conditions, Fourth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access
A Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Management

Author(s): Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow
  • ISBN-13: 9781284149104
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     630 pages      © 2020
Price: $99.95 US List
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Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Conditions: A Comprehensive Guide to Clinical Management, Fourth Edition is ideal for the graduate course on cleft palate and craniofacial conditions, or as a source book for healthcare professionals who provide services in this area.   Updated with full color illustrations and photos, the Fourth Edition of this bestselling title has been reorganized to improve clarity and flow, with new references and information reflecting the most current research in the field. Key features such as Case Studies help the learner understand how to apply key information in a clinical setting, while Speech Notes highlight how anomalies and surgeries affect speech and resonance.

As the most comprehensive text in the market, Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Conditions answers the questions of ‘when,’ ‘what,’ ‘why,’ and most importantly ‘how’ when ensuring evaluation results in an accurate diagnosis. Because the author is both an experienced clinician and instructor, this textbook goes beyond the classroom, serving as a very practical “how-to” guide as well as a source of didactic and theoretical information.


  • New full-color design includes 689 photos and illustrations
  • A complete Glossary of over 650 defined terms 
  • Information is summarized in tables for easy learning, including tables of terms for normal and abnormal craniofacial, oral, dental, and pharyngeal structures and anomalies
  • A robust pedagogy includes Chapter Outlines, illustrations, Case Studies, Speech Notes, definitions, and Discussion Questions
  • 295 Clinical Videos illustrate speech samples, evaluation techniques, videofluoroscopy, nasopharyngoscopy, nasometry, and speech therapy techniques, more than any other text in the field!

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Written for students and health professionals who provide service in the field of craniofacial conditions and cleft palate.

Part  1  Normal and Abnormal Craniofacial Structures
  Chapter  1  Anatomy and Physiology
  Chapter  2  Genetics and Patterns of Inheritance
  Chapter  3  Clefts of the Lip and Palate
  Chapter  4  Dysmorphology and Craniofacial Syndromes
  Chapter  5  Facial, Oral, and Pharyngeal Anomalies
  Chapter  6  Dental Anomalies
Part  2  Functional Effects of Clefts and Craniofacial Anomalies
  Chapter  7  Early Feeding Problems
  Chapter  8  Developmental Aspects: Speech, Language, and Cognition
  Chapter  9  Psychosocial Aspects
  Chapter  10  Speech, Resonance, and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction (VPD)
Part  3  Assessment Procedures: Speech, Resonance, and Velopharyngeal Function
  Chapter  11  Speech and Resonance Assessment
  Chapter  12  Orofacial Examination
  Chapter  13  Overview of Instrumental Procedures
  Chapter  14  Nasometry
  Chapter  15  Videofluoroscopy
  Chapter  16  Nasopharyngoscopy
Part  4  Treatment Procedures: Speech, Resonance, and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction
  Chapter  17  Surgical Management
  Chapter  18  Prosthetic Management
  Chapter  19  Speech Therapy
Part  5  Interdisciplinary Care
  Chapter  20  The Team Approach
  Chapter  21  Cleft Care in Developing Countries

Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow

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