Craniofacial Speech Language Pathologist

Specialty

Top Conditions

  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome
  • Velopharyngeal Dysfunction
  • Resonance Disorders
  • Articulation Disorders
*This is not a complete list of conditions

My Approach to Care

"I focus on interdisciplinary collaboration with all members of the cleft palate-craniofacial team to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care. During speech evaluations, I spend extra time educating families on the anatomical and physiological differences affecting speech, resonance, and feeding in people who have craniofacial differences, including cleft lip and palate."

  • Education & Training

    Graduate Degree: PhD, Communication Sciences and Disorders, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

  • Professional Organizations

    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, Minnesota Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Research & Publications

    Schenck GC, Kollara L, Kuehn DP, Perry JL (2018). Effects of Surgical Intervention and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Therapy on Velopharyngeal Structure and Function: A Case Report. Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal.

    Kollara L, Schenck GC, Perry JL, Jaskolka, M (2017). Examining a new method to studying velopharyngeal structures in a child with 22q11.2 DS. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 60(4), 892-896.

    Jordan HN, Schenck GC, Ellis C, Rangarathnam B, Fang X, Perry JL (2017). Examining velopharyngeal closure patterns based on anatomic variables. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 28(1), 270-274.

    Schenck GC, Perry JL, Fang X (2016). Normative velopharyngeal data in infants: Implications for treatment of cleft palate. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 27(6), 1430-1439.

    Cunningham, LD, Schenck, GC, Perry, JL, & Stuart, A. (2014). Relationships between craniofacial morphology, sex, and deglutitive hyoid bone movement. International Journal of Speech and Language Pathology and Audiology, 2, 72-80.

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