Examining the Orofacial Structures in Patients With Craniofacial Differences Purpose Determining the integrity of oral structures and function is essential in diagnosing and intervening with patients who have craniofacial differences. The examination should be conducted in a predetermined, organized format for optimal results. Conclusion This article presents a thorough evaluation of ... Article
Article  |   August 14, 2018
Examining the Orofacial Structures in Patients With Craniofacial Differences
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Lynn Fox
    Department of Dental Ecology, School of Dentistry, and Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, School of Allied Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
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  • Financial: Lynn Fox has no relevant financial interests to disclose.
    Financial: Lynn Fox has no relevant financial interests to disclose.×
  • Nonfinancial: Lynn Fox is Vice President-Elect of the American Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Association.
    Nonfinancial: Lynn Fox is Vice President-Elect of the American Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Association.×
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Special Populations / Genetic & Congenital Disorders / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Part 1
Article   |   August 14, 2018
Examining the Orofacial Structures in Patients With Craniofacial Differences
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, August 2018, Vol. 3, 24-35. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG5.24
History: Received November 3, 2017 , Revised June 28, 2018 , Accepted July 6, 2018
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, August 2018, Vol. 3, 24-35. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG5.24
History: Received November 3, 2017; Revised June 28, 2018; Accepted July 6, 2018

Purpose Determining the integrity of oral structures and function is essential in diagnosing and intervening with patients who have craniofacial differences. The examination should be conducted in a predetermined, organized format for optimal results.

Conclusion This article presents a thorough evaluation of the patient's oral anatomy and function from the speech-language pathologist's perspective and provides a checklist for clinical use.

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