Management of Velopharyngeal Dysfunction and Assessment of Surgical Outcomes - Disclosure

Course Description

This course provided an overview of velopharyngeal dysfunction and proper assessment techniques. Participants were educated regarding surgical outcomes addressing velopharyngeal dysfunction and how this impacts additional management strategies.

Elements of Competence

Interview of the combined staff at the UW-Madison Voice and Swallowing Clinic in Madison, Wisconsin, and identified a need for education in the area of velopharyngeal dysfunction assessment and management.


Attendees will be able to list the components of a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation for the patient with velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD).
Attendees will be able to describe the pros and cons of various VP imaging approaches.
Attendees will be able to list at least 3 core outcome measures recommended for use when describing VP surgical outcomes.

Method of Participation

The estimated time to complete this online activity and exam is 1 hour(s). To receive credit, a passing grade of 100% is required on a short online quiz. You will have opportunities to retake the quiz to achieve a passing score. After you have completed your exam and evaluation you will be able to automatically print your credit letter.


ASHA Approved Provider

This activity is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs
(Intermediate level, Professional area).


Adriane Baylis, PhD, CCC-SLP

Faculty Disclosure

In compliance with requirements of ASHA's Continuing Education Board concerning transparency in course planning, delivery and marketing, below is information of speakers' financial and non-financial interests relevant to the content of their presentations.

Instructional Personnel/Guest Speakers

Financial disclosures:
Nationwide Children’s Hospital – salary
Ohio State University – salary
National Institutes of Health – grants to Nationwide Children’s
Educational Testing Services – honoraria
Non-financial disclosures:
American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association – VP-elect, board member

Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for this activity.

Computer Requirements

Free, current version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari or Chrome. Some older browsers could produce error messages or not display the content correctly.

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