Feeding and Swallowing Management in Infants With Cleft and Craniofacial Anomalies Infants with cleft and craniofacial anomalies may have feeding difficulties related to structural anomalies but also due to some physiologic dysfunction Pierre Robin Sequence and in 22q11.2 syndromes. This article discusses the feeding and swallowing difficulties in infants with cleft and craniofacial anomalies and how these difficulties are best managed ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2013
Feeding and Swallowing Management in Infants With Cleft and Craniofacial Anomalies
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  • Scott Dailey
    Speech-Language Pathologist, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders University of Iowa, Des Moines, IA
  • Disclosure: Financial: Scott Dailey is a speech-language pathologist at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Iowa.
    Disclosure: Financial: Scott Dailey is a speech-language pathologist at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Iowa.×
    Nonfinancial: Scott Dailey has previously published work and lectured in this subject area.
    Nonfinancial: Scott Dailey has previously published work and lectured in this subject area.×
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Special Populations / Genetic & Congenital Disorders / Articles
Article   |   October 01, 2013
Feeding and Swallowing Management in Infants With Cleft and Craniofacial Anomalies
SIG 5 Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, October 2013, Vol. 23, 62-72. doi:10.1044/ssod23.2.62
SIG 5 Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, October 2013, Vol. 23, 62-72. doi:10.1044/ssod23.2.62

Infants with cleft and craniofacial anomalies may have feeding difficulties related to structural anomalies but also due to some physiologic dysfunction Pierre Robin Sequence and in 22q11.2 syndromes. This article discusses the feeding and swallowing difficulties in infants with cleft and craniofacial anomalies and how these difficulties are best managed by an interdisciplinary team. Management is based on individualized assessment of structural and physiologic abilities. Cleft-craniofacial teams and the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association/Cleft Palate Foundation are valuable resources for parents and professions dealing with infants with feeding and swallowing disorders related to cleft and craniofacial anomalies.

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