CLP Resource Pack for Speech and Language Therapists

The “Cleft Lip and Palate and Palatal Anomalies SIG” are a Special Interest Group that have recently produced a resource pack for Speech and Language Therapists working with children with Cleft Lip and Palate in different clinical settings.

This resource contains very specific information ranging from the care pathway to therapy that can be conducted with children from earliest stage of babble stimulation right through to specific techniques to articulation therapy as well as instrumental assessment techniques that are available.

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Study Morning on Speech and Language Difficulties – 22q11 Ireland

Venue: The School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Trinity College, 24 D’Olier Street, Dublin.

22q11 Ireland22q11 Ireland invites you to a Study Morning on Speech and Language difficulties specific to 22q11.2 Deletion / VCFS / DiGeorge syndrome.

Our speakers on the day are USA VCFS experts:

Speech Pathologist and Outomes Studies Coordinator: Eileen Marrinan, M.S., M.P.H.
A true expert in the field of speech disorders associated with cleft palate in general and VCFS specifically, she has been the primary resource for guiding the treatment of speech disorders in VCFS and managing care of patients through the Distance Care program. She is also an expert at multiview videofluoroscopy, a state-of-the-art diagnostic procedure first developed at Upstate Medical University.

Eileen will speak on “The Nature and Treatment of Speech Disorders Associated with Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome”.

Doctor Sherard Tatum.
Doctor Tatum has dedicated his career to the care and research of cleft and craniofacial disorders. He is Board Certified in both Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Scott will speak on “Surgical Managment of Velopharyngeal Insufficiency in Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome”.

RSVP to: Telephone: 087 7412856.

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Cleft Lip & Palate – The Role of Speech & Language Therapy

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Julie Young, Speech and Language Therapist This presentation was given by Julie Young at an Information Evening organised by the Association in St. James’s Hospital on Tuesday, 24th September, 2002. Julie was at that time a speech and language therapist attached to Temple Street Children’s Hospital, Dublin.

The role of the SLT is vital for a successful outcome to cleft treatment. Julie concentrates on speech and language therapy but also addressed feeding issues, highlighting the role in this respect of the SLT.
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Speech and Language Therapy Services in Ireland – A Crisis in Need of Resolution

Position Paper – Introduction

Given the chaotic state of speech and language therapy services as provided by the Health Services, the Cleft Lip and Palate Association of Ireland (‘the Association’) has undertaken its own analysis of the problems that exist. In so doing it has examined the various reports carried out, as well as taken cognicance of the views of interested parties and most particularly the views and experiences of its own members.
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