“Ann has done a great job pulling together material for a course”.
“I use this text by Kummer (2nd Edition). I found this text was written in language that was accessible to the typical graduate student and while the text is based on current research and clinical practice, as evidenced by the extensive bibliographies, it is clear that it is written from a clinical rather than research focus”.
From the Author
I have had the great priviledge of working on a cleft palate/craniofacial team and in a VPI clinic over the last 30 plus years. I have learned a great deal and I have had a significant amount of experience. At this point in my career, I am passionate about educating and helping others to provide quality care to patients affected by clefts, craniofacial anomalies, and velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD).
The book entitled Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies was written by me (an active clinician) for other clinicians. My goal in writing this book was to help speech-language pathologists and other professionals involved in cleft care to benefit from the knowledge and experience that I have gained during my career.
I did my best to make this book easy to read and to understand. The print version of the 3rd edition also comes with an online site that includes 240 short videos and video case histories (more will be added over time). There are also “Cleft Notes,” handouts for patients and parents, and review questions for each chapter. For those who teach at the university level, there is also an Instructor Site with PowerPoints for each chapter and test questions (with answers, of course).
This book has been a big part of my life’s work. I hope that this book helps to educate and inspire you to also be passionate about the care of those who are affected by clefts, craniofacial anomalies, and VPD!