When assessing students who may be experiencing VPI or may have a cleft palate, I realized I did not have a guideline typed that I could quickly print off and use during my assessment.
This guideline I created utilizes the tests created by Bzoch when evaluating cleft palate speech and velopharyngeal inadequacy. They are:
1. The Nasal Emission Test
2. The Hypernasality Test
3. The Hyponasality Test
4. The Phonation Test
I've included instructions on how Bzoch says to administer each test and what to listen for. I've also included the scores for what Bzoch found to be within normal limits and what is considered nasal emissions, hypernasal and hyponasal.
I've also included an Oral-Facial Examination based upon the following textbooks:
Therapy Techniques for Cleft Palate Speech and Related Disorders by Karen Golding-Kushner
Motor Speech Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment by Donald Freed
I hope this helps you organize your impressions/notes during your assessment!