A Speech Aid for Velopharyngeal Incompetency This paper presents a clinical procedure for the use of the LPE palatal exerciser in the treatment of velopharyngeal incompetency. Background information is given on the causes, and the surgical and prosthetic means of treating, this problem. The differences in the two types of LPE exercisers and the criteria for ... Forum
Forum  |   February 01, 1971
A Speech Aid for Velopharyngeal Incompetency
 
Author Notes
Article Information
Forum   |   February 01, 1971
A Speech Aid for Velopharyngeal Incompetency
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1971, Vol. 36, 61-70. doi:10.1044/jshd.3601.61
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1971, Vol. 36, 61-70. doi:10.1044/jshd.3601.61

This paper presents a clinical procedure for the use of the LPE palatal exerciser in the treatment of velopharyngeal incompetency. Background information is given on the causes, and the surgical and prosthetic means of treating, this problem. The differences in the two types of LPE exercisers and the criteria for their use are discussed. Instructions for the patient’s use of the exerciser are given. The physical changes in the oropharyngeal area that the LPE can produce are described and demonstrated with cephalometric speech roentgenograms of four patients.

Order a Subscription
Pay Per View
Entire Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders content & archive
24-hour access
This Article
24-hour access