Project

Evaluation of the effectiveness of velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) speech training programs on velopharyngeal closure, speech intelligibility, hypernasality and health-related quality of life inpatients with cleft palate.

Code
01J08319
Duration
01 October 2019 → 30 July 2024
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
No data available
Keywords
Cleft palate Speech therapy effectiveness Velopharyngeal closure Speech intelligibility Hypernasality Health-related quality of life (HRQoL)
 
Project description

This project meets the need for evidence-based, cost-effective logopaedic practice in patients with an isolated cleft palate to eliminate passive speech disorders resulting from velopharyngeal insufficiency. The effectiveness of short-term intensive speech therapy programs using CPAP or SOVT exercises with a ventilation mask on velopharyngeal closure, speech intelligibility, hypernasality and HRQoL will be evaluated using a blocked-randomized sham-controlled trial.