A Child with Signs of Developmental Apraxia of Speech with Whom a Palatal Lift Prosthesis was Used to Manage Palatal Dysfunction A client is described who exhibited a large number of characteristics consistent with developmental apraxia of speech (DAS). The exhibited symptoms included excessive nasal resonance and nasal emission of air due to velopharyngeal port dysfunction, for which successful management was achieved by use of a palatal lift prosthesis. The results ... Reports
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A Child with Signs of Developmental Apraxia of Speech with Whom a Palatal Lift Prosthesis was Used to Manage Palatal Dysfunction
 
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Reports   |   August 01, 1990
A Child with Signs of Developmental Apraxia of Speech with Whom a Palatal Lift Prosthesis was Used to Manage Palatal Dysfunction
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1990, Vol. 55, 454-460. doi:10.1044/jshd.5503.454
History: Received September 7, 1989 , Accepted November 6, 1989
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1990, Vol. 55, 454-460. doi:10.1044/jshd.5503.454
History: Received September 7, 1989; Accepted November 6, 1989

A client is described who exhibited a large number of characteristics consistent with developmental apraxia of speech (DAS). The exhibited symptoms included excessive nasal resonance and nasal emission of air due to velopharyngeal port dysfunction, for which successful management was achieved by use of a palatal lift prosthesis. The results of the client's use of the lift, in conjunction with her speech and language remedial programming, is presented.

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