Change in levator veli palatini muscle activity for patients with cleft palate in association with placement of a speech-aid prosthesis.

@article{Tachimura2002ChangeIL,
  title={Change in levator veli palatini muscle activity for patients with cleft palate in association with placement of a speech-aid prosthesis.},
  author={Takashi Tachimura and Kanji Nohara and Yoshinori Fujita and Takeshi Wada},
  journal={The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association},
  year={2002},
  volume={39 5},
  pages={
          503-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine whether a speech-aid prosthesis normalizes the activity of the levator veli palatini muscle for patients with cleft palate who exhibit velopharyngeal incompetence. DESIGN Each subject was instructed to produce repetitions of /mu/, /u/, /pu/, /su/, and /tsu/ and to blow with maximum possible effort… CONTINUE READING