Communication Disorders in Craniofacial Anomalies • HRB4098



Mariza Ribeiro Feniman

Luciana Paula Maximino





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1h 3h 1h 6 weeks 30h


To deepen the knowledge about the process of development of language, speech and hearing disorders in craniofacial anomalies; to promote a critical reflection on the evaluation and rehabilitation procedures, and to discuss new possibilities of treatment against the advances of the knowledge in the different areas related to the rehabilitation, based on the current scientific production. 



The process of rehabilitation of communication disorders associated with craniofacial anomalies has undergone important advances in the last years and for this reason it is fundamental to reflect on the performance of the different professionals involved in the different phases of the treatment, with regard to language, speech and hearing, of stimulate the development of advanced studies and integrated scientific research among the areas. 



Disorders of communication in craniofacial anomalies
Critical review of rehabilitation proposals and interdisciplinary actions in the rehabilitation process of craniofacial anomalies
• Review of the literature and critical reflection of the changes in communication in craniofacial anomalies



Adamson CL, Anderson VA, Nopoulos P, Seal ML, Da Costa AC. Regional brain morphometric characteristics of nonsyndromic cleft lip and palate Dev. Neurosci., 36, pp. 490-498, 2014.

Cavalheiro MG, Lamônica DAC, Hage SRV, Maximino LP. . Child development skills and language in toddlers with cleft lip and palate. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, v. 116, p. 18-21, 2019.

Chapman KL, Hardin-Jones MA, Goldstein JA, Halter KA, Havlik RJ, Schulte J. Timing of palatal surgery and speech outcome Cleft Palate-Craniofacial J., 45, pp. 297-308; 2008.

Collett BR, Leroux B, Speltz ML. Language and early reading among children with orofacial clefts Cleft Palate-Craniofacial J., 47, pp. 284-292, 2010.

Favaro FP, Zechi-Ceide RM, Alvarez CW, Maximino LP, Antunes LFBB; Richieri-Costa A, Guion-Almeida ML. Richieri-Costa-Pereira syndrome: A unique acrofacial dysostosis type. An overview of the Brazilian cases. American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A, v. 155, p. 322-331, 2011.

Fernandes MB, Maximino LP, Perosa GB, Abramides DV, Passos-Bueno MR, Yacubian-Fer nandes A. Apert and Crouzon syndromes-Cognitive development, brain abnormalities, and molecular aspects. Am J Med Genet A;170(6):1532-7; 2016.

Lamônica DAC, Silva-Mori MJ, Ribeiro CC, Maximino LP. Desempenho de linguagem receptiva e expressiva em crianças com e sem Fissura Labiopalatina. CoDAS, v. 28, p. 369-372, 2016.

Lamônica DAC, Maximino LP, Feniman MR, Silva GK da, Zanchetta S, Abramides DVM, Passos-Bueno MR, Rocha K, Richieri-Costa A. Saethre-Chotzen Syndrome, Pro136his Twist Mutation, Hearing Loss, And External And Middle Ear Structural Anomalies: Report On A Brazilian Family. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal (Online), V. 47, P. 548-552, 2010.

Ma X, McPherson B, Ma L. Behavioral assessment o f auditory processing disorder in children with non-syndromic cleft lip and/or palate. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 79(3):349-55; 2015.

Ma X, McPherson B, Ma L. Behavioral Signs of (Central) Auditory Processing Disorder in Children With Nonsyndro mic Cleft Lip and/or Palate: A Parental Questionnaire Approach. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 53(2): 147–56. 2016.

Subramaniam V, Manuprasad S, Hebin H, Ka llikkadan, Vijay Kumar K. Otological and audiological manifestations in cleft lip and cleft palate children: a clinical study. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1(1):7-10; 2015.

Tierney S, Ph.D, O’Brien K, Harman NL, Sharma RK, Madde n C, Callery P. Otitis Media With Effusion: Experiences of Children With Cleft Palate and Their Parents. Cleft Palate Craniofac J; 52(1): 23–30, 2015.



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