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I’ve Got a Client on My Caseload with a Cleft and/or Craniofacial Diagnosis. Now What?

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Presenter: Shelley R. Cohen, M.A., CCC-SLP

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2024

: 5:30pm

Workshop: 5:45pm - 9:00pm

Member: $65.00

Student Member: FREE

Non-Member Professional: $90.00

**Meets CTLE Requirements if documented with the ASHA CE Regsistry**


Financial – Shelley R. Cohen, M.A., CCC-SLP will be receiving an honorarium from LISHA for her presentation.

Non-Financial – Shelley R. Cohen, M.A., CCC- SLP has no relevant non-financial information to report.


This workshop is being offered as a LIVE Zoom

Workshop Coordinator

Caitlin Saxtein, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CBIS
Director of Speech-Language Pathology


This program will provide the community SLP including those working with Early Intervention, Pre-School and School-Age populations with a starting point about how to evaluate and treat clients affected by resonance and cleft related articulation disorders. Other topics will include the types of clefts, timeline of care, benefits of team care, imaging, velopharyngeal dysfunction, types of compensatory articulation errors and feeding. There will be videos and handouts to supplement learning.


Shelley R. Cohen MA, CCC-SLP is the Speech-Language Pathologist and Cleft/Craniofacial Team Coordinator with the NextGenFace Cleft and Craniofacial Team at Northwell Health/Lenox Hill Hospital. She has been working with children and families with
cleft and craniofacial diagnoses for over twenty years. Shelley received her MA in Speech-Language Pathology from New York University and was an Associate Adjunct Professor there for twenty years. Shelley has lectured both nationally and internationally.
She is a member of ASHA, NYSSLHA and the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA).

**LISHA speaker selection does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or procedures. We reserve the right to substitute speakers due to circumstances beyond our control. **

Learning Objectives

Participants will:
1. Identify and treat 3 compensatory articulation errors.
2. Develop a feeding plan for a child with a cleft palate.
3. List 3 reasons to refer a client to a cleft/craniofacial team.
4. Identify low tech techniques to determine a resonance disorder.


5:30-5:45 Registration
5:45-6:05 Anatomy and Cleft Type
6:05-6:25 Syndromes
6:25-6:45 Feeding
6:45-7:05 Resonance Disorders, Compensatory and Obligatory Speech Errors
7:05-7:20 BREAK
7:20-7:40 Low Tech Evaluation
7:40-8:00 Instrumental Assessment
8:00-8:15 Speech Therapy for Compensatory Errors
8:15-8:30 Surgical Intervention for Obligatory Errors
8:30-8:45 Team Care
8:45-9:00 Questions and Answers


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Cancellations are refundable if received seventy-two (72) business hours prior to the event. Please note: Registrants will receive a certificate of completion when the course has been successfully completed.


PowerPoint/Handout Presentations and the ZOOM will be emailed to confirmed attendees 72 hours prior to the workshop. There will be no internet access at the venue to download handouts. You will need to either print a copy or download the file to a computer, tablet, or phone before the workshop. Paper handouts will NOT be available at the workshop. 

August 21st, 2024 from  5:30 PM to  9:00 PM
718 The Plain Road
Campo Salisbury Center
Westbury, NY 11590
United States
Phone: 516-626-8000
Event Fee(s)
Professional Fee $90.00
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