Editor's Column Hello and welcome to the October 2012 issue of Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders. Clinicians working in school or other general practice settings do not face clients with complex structural problems such as cleft palate with great regularity. Although multidisciplinary teams of specialists, usually located in faraway ... Editorial
Editorial  |   October 01, 2012
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Editorial   |   October 01, 2012
Editor's Column
SIG 5 Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, October 2012, Vol. 22, 24. doi:10.1044/ssod22.2.24
SIG 5 Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, October 2012, Vol. 22, 24. doi:10.1044/ssod22.2.24
Hello and welcome to the October 2012 issue of Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders. Clinicians working in school or other general practice settings do not face clients with complex structural problems such as cleft palate with great regularity. Although multidisciplinary teams of specialists, usually located in faraway places, typically assess and monitor such clients, it is often left to the nonspecialist clinician in the home community to manage the client's communication and swallowing needs. Sifting through the extensive speech, medical, surgical, and genetic reports associated with a client can be a daunting task, particularly when it occurs on an intermittent basis. Many clinicians were last formally exposed to anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism in graduate school. Clinicians may have never had any formal exposure to a topic such as genetics. For those who feel they are in need of a basic science “booster shot,” this issue is for you!
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