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 (under review). Effects of surgical intervention and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy on velopharyngeal muscle morphology: A single case study report. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. Jordan HN, Schenck GC, Ellis C, Rangarathnam B, Fang X, Perry JL (in press). Examining velopharyngeal closure patterns based on anatomic variables. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 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. Kollara L, Schenck GC, Perry JL, Jaskolka, M (in press). Examining a new method to studying velopharyngeal structures in a child with 22q11.2 DS. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

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