Prosthodontic Management of Velopharyngeal Dysfunction in Speakers With Neurological Conditions The purpose of this article is to describe the use of palatal lift and nasal obturator interventions for children and adults with velopharyngeal dysfunction due to neurological conditions. These intervention procedures are illustrated with brief summaries of an adult and a child with velopharyngeal dysfunction due to traumatic brain injury. ... Article
Article  |   August 07, 2017
Prosthodontic Management of Velopharyngeal Dysfunction in Speakers With Neurological Conditions
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • David Beukelman
    Institute for Rehabilitation Science & Engineering, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Lincoln, NE
  • Mark Hakel
    Institute for Rehabilitation Science & Engineering, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Lincoln, NE
  • Susan Koch Fager
    Institute for Rehabilitation Science & Engineering, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Lincoln, NE
  • Julie Marshall
    College of Dentistry, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • Chase Pfeifer
    Institute for Rehabilitation Science & Engineering, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Lincoln, NE
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  • Financial: David Beukelman, Mark Hakel, Susan Koch Fager, Julie Marshall, and Chase Pfeifer have no relevant financial interests to disclose.
    Financial: David Beukelman, Mark Hakel, Susan Koch Fager, Julie Marshall, and Chase Pfeifer have no relevant financial interests to disclose.×
  • Nonfinancial: David Beukelman, Mark Hakel, Susan Koch Fager, Julie Marshall, and Chase Pfeifer have no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: David Beukelman, Mark Hakel, Susan Koch Fager, Julie Marshall, and Chase Pfeifer have no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.×
Article Information
Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Special Populations / Genetic & Congenital Disorders / Part 1
Article   |   August 07, 2017
Prosthodontic Management of Velopharyngeal Dysfunction in Speakers With Neurological Conditions
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, August 2017, Vol. 2, 18-22. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG5.18
History: Received December 22, 2016 , Revised February 28, 2017 , Accepted March 29, 2017
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, August 2017, Vol. 2, 18-22. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG5.18
History: Received December 22, 2016; Revised February 28, 2017; Accepted March 29, 2017

The purpose of this article is to describe the use of palatal lift and nasal obturator interventions for children and adults with velopharyngeal dysfunction due to neurological conditions. These intervention procedures are illustrated with brief summaries of an adult and a child with velopharyngeal dysfunction due to traumatic brain injury. The use of 3D printing to produce nasal obturators is introduced.

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