Evaluation and Management of Cleft Lip and Palate: A Developmental Perspective

Second Edition

David J. Zajac, Linda Vallino-Napoli

Details: 450 pages, Full Color, Softcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-535-1

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Release Date: 09/01/2024

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Evaluation and Management of Cleft Lip and Palate: A Developmental Perspective, Second Edition provides fundamental knowledge of cleft palate anomalies and the current state of evidence-based practice relative to evaluation and management. The text contains information on the standard of care for children born with craniofacial anomalies from a developmental perspective along with clinical case studies to help facilitate understanding of the material. 

This graduate-level text targets speech-language pathology students, as well as audiology students, medical students, dental students, and graduate students studying communication disorders.

New to the Second Edition

  • Fresh content on speech research findings
  • Expanded coverage of early intervention for the pre-school child
  • Focus on information needed by the school-based speech language pathologist to guide therapy
  • Greater emphasis on oral conditions (dental and occlusal) that impact speed in the school-aged child
  • Updated content on surgical approaches to correct velopharyngeal dysfunction
  • Additional online speech samples
  • More study questions added to the ancillary materials

Key Features

  • Well-illustrated with clear, color images
  • Concise, practical, and evidence-based
  • A developmental focus that provides a better understanding of the nature of craniofacial problems and the timetable for management and treatment
  • Presents the role of the speech-language pathologist in all aspects of care (i.e., before and after surgery from infancy to adulthood)

PluralPlus Online Ancillary Materials

  • Case Studies
  • Study Questions
  • Audio Speech Samples


David J. Zajac

David J. Zajac, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA is Professor in the Department of Dental Ecology, School of Dentistry, and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Department of Allied Health Sciences, School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also serves as director of speech-language pathology in the Craniofacial Center. Dr. Zajac completed his master's degree and PhD in communicative disorders at the University of Pittsburgh. He has over 25 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of children and adults with craniofacial disorders. His research interests include the acoustics and aerodynamics of speech production by normal individuals and those with cleft palate. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health for over 20 years. He has presented numerous research papers, written six book chapters, and authored or co-authored over 40 research articles. Dr. Zajac is a Fellow of the American Speech Language Hearing Association and past associate editor for the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

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Linda Vallino-Napoli

Linda Vallino-Napoli

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