This child demonstrates very limited velopharyngeal (VP) closure which is significantly impacting speech intelligibility.
In this video we can see a child who has had a “pharyngeal flap” procedure done to correct velopharyngeal incompetence (VPI). This has made a significant difference in the child’s speech.
This playlist includes videos of endoscopies done on individuals with and without velopharyngeal incompetence.
In this video we can see velopharyngeal movement in a typical speaker.
Here we can see a child who has poor velopharyngeal closure (velopharyngeal incompetence) because of scarring due to cleft palate. Child can close from the sides but not from the center, this will require surgery to correct.
In this video we can see this video we can see the improved closure of the velopharyngeal port through an endoscopy. This demonstrates improvement after speech therapy.