Chihiro Sugiyama

Name: Chihiro Sugiyama
Country: Japan
Current job title: Chief speech-language therapist, Osaka University Cleft Palate Team
Institution: Osaka University Dental Hospital
Short autobiography:
Reason for joining: Professor Sakai and I work closely in a cleft palate team in Osaka, Japan. Although Japanese culture and society differ vastly from those of Europe thus our participation might seem unexpected, I hope it benefits for both parties and widens the perspective on cleft care. By joining the action, I look forward o learning diverse aspects of cleft care and what we healthcare professionals should bear in our mind when we see our patients and their families in various situation.
Current research interest in relation to the COST Action: I am an active member of a working group aiming to develop a speech outcome tool for cleft palate speech. I am also interested in the relationship between motor development I coordination and speech outcome in individuals with cleft palate.
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