[Video-feedback therapy with the flexible nasopharyngoscope. The potentials for modifying velopharyngeal closure and phonation deficiencies in cleft patients]

Fortschr Kieferorthop. 1994 Aug;55(4):197-201. doi: 10.1007/BF02285412.
[Article in German]


Psychological interviews with cleft palate patients have revealed why a number of these patients do not profit, or do so only on a limited basis, from conventional speech therapy. They don't control articulation by means of the auditory canal. To treat these patients the video feedback therapy with the nasopharyngoscopy (Witzel et al.) was employed as the initial step. The next step was to expand on this method by establishing indication criteria, necessary diagnostic techniques, and an efficient therapy plan. In this paper a single case study is employed to discuss this method and show the results attained by its use.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Biofeedback, Psychology / instrumentation*
  • Biofeedback, Psychology / methods
  • Child
  • Cleft Lip / complications
  • Cleft Lip / therapy*
  • Cleft Palate / complications
  • Cleft Palate / therapy*
  • Endoscopes
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nasopharynx
  • Remission Induction
  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency / etiology
  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency / therapy*
  • Video Recording / instrumentation*
  • Video Recording / methods
  • Voice Disorders / etiology
  • Voice Disorders / therapy*