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Cleft Palate- Early Intervention

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Lisa Schwartz

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Cleft Palate: The Effects of Early Intervention on Children born with Cleft Palate
By: Lisa Schwartz
Surgical Interventions/Strategies
Behavioral Treatment
Treatment/assessment starts at birth and continues throughout adulthood
The SLP must determine the need for speech & language intervention around 18 months of age
Throughout the child's adolescent years and possibly into adulthood, the SLP must continue to monitor the child's speech and resonance
Timeline for Treatment
Cleft lip and cleft palate make up the most common birth defect in the U.S.
One in every 600 newborns is affected
These children are at risk for developing speech and lexical delays
Research backing early intervention is scarce
Future Research/Continuing Education
Survey by Bedwinek, et al in 2010
KASA revision in 2006
SIG 5: Speech Science & Orofacial Disorders
Communication & collaboration between team and school-based SLPs is important
SLPs have an ethical responsibility to recognize professional limitations
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Primary palatal surgery: around 5-6 months of age
Secondary surgery: on a as-needed basis
Prosthetic devices: Speech bulb or palatal lift
Speech bulb
Palatal Lift
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Auditory feedback
listening tube or straw
Visual feedback
Air paddle
See Scape
Tactile feedback
No blowing or sucking excercises!
See Scape
Early intervention is essential for the child born with cleft lip and/or palate
Early intervention needs to include surgical procedures and speech therapy, among other disciplines
Further research needs to be conducted in order to show evidence of the effectiveness of repairing the palate at an earlier stage of development
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