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Project

Evaluation of the effectiveness of velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) speech training programs on velopharyngeal closure, speech intelligibility, hypernasality and health-related quality of life inpatients with cleft palate. (01J08319)

This project meets the need for evidence-based, cost-effective logopaedic practice in patients with an isolated cleft palate to eliminate passive speech disorders resulting from velopharyngeal insufficiency. The effectiveness of short-term intensive speech therapy programs using CPAP or SOVT exercises with a ventilation mask on velopharyngeal closure, speech intelligibility, hypernasality and HRQoL will be evaluated using a blocked-randomized sham-controlled trial.

Date:1 Oct 2019  →  Today
Keywords:Speech therapy effectiveness, Cleft palate, Speech intelligibility, Hypernasality, Health-related quality of life (HRQoL), Velopharyngeal closure