Overcoming Cleft Palate Speech.

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Creator

Edna Young

Title

Overcoming Cleft Palate Speech.

Publisher

Hill-Young School

Date

1928

Coverage

Minneapolis

Description

Edna Young was a 20th-century speech pathologist. She was known for her work in the moto-kinesthetic method, a version of motor speech therapy. She herself had speech problems stemming from a severe malocclusion. She had been a school teacher before transitioning to speech therapy. In this work on the correction of cleft palate speech, Young reviews the principles for overcoming speech pathology that arises particularly from a child born with a cleft palate. Children born with a cleft palate have their speech affected because of the inability to form a seal on the roof of their mouths; as such, the loss of air produces different sounds that must be overcome. Speech pathology plays a crucial role in the rehabilitation of the cleft palate patient.