The Speech Pathologist’s Role in Dealing with Obturator-Wearing School Children The role of speech pathologists in the schools in dealing with an increasing number of obturator-wearing children is discussed. This role requires knowledge regarding the wearing of and caring for an obturator, criteria for selecting an obturator, methods of assessing obturator fit, and reasons for referring for reassessment and adjustment. ... Forum
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The Speech Pathologist’s Role in Dealing with Obturator-Wearing School Children
 
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Forum   |   May 01, 1974
The Speech Pathologist’s Role in Dealing with Obturator-Wearing School Children
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1974, Vol. 39, 153-162. doi:10.1044/jshd.3902.153
History: Received May 10, 1973 , Accepted September 14, 1973
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1974, Vol. 39, 153-162. doi:10.1044/jshd.3902.153
History: Received May 10, 1973; Accepted September 14, 1973

The role of speech pathologists in the schools in dealing with an increasing number of obturator-wearing children is discussed. This role requires knowledge regarding the wearing of and caring for an obturator, criteria for selecting an obturator, methods of assessing obturator fit, and reasons for referring for reassessment and adjustment. Knowledge and experience in these areas can result in more efficient and effective speech therapy as well as in fewer children needing pharyngoplasty.

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