Part 1. Cleft Lip and Palate in the Developing World: Speech Pathology Issues The goals of cleft care in developing countries have now gone well beyond that of primarily increasing access to surgical management. Because of the known impact of cleft palate on speech, surgical visits have now been expanded to address the concomitant speech problems associated with cleft, speech outcomes following ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 2007
Part 1. Cleft Lip and Palate in the Developing World: Speech Pathology Issues
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  • Debbie Sell
    Speech and Language Therapy Department, Great Ormond Street, Hospital Trust for Children, London, United Kingdom
    Institute of Child Health, University of London
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Special Populations / Genetic & Congenital Disorders / International & Global / Articles
Article   |   July 01, 2007
Part 1. Cleft Lip and Palate in the Developing World: Speech Pathology Issues
SIG 5 Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, July 2007, Vol. 17, 13-18. doi:10.1044/ssod17.1.13
SIG 5 Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, July 2007, Vol. 17, 13-18. doi:10.1044/ssod17.1.13
The goals of cleft care in developing countries have now gone well beyond that of primarily increasing access to surgical management. Because of the known impact of cleft palate on speech, surgical visits have now been expanded to address the concomitant speech problems associated with cleft, speech outcomes following surgical repair of the palate and speech therapy. This paper is the first of a two-part article highlighting specific speech concerns related to cleft lip and palate (CLP) in developing countries.
Part 2 of this article will appear in the October 2007 issue and will focus on service delivery models for speech and language therapy intervention in developing countries. In these two papers the terminology developed and developing world have been used, while recognizing that others such as minority/majority world, third world/first world, south/north, less economically developed countries/more economically developed countries may be equally appropriate.
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