Cleft Missions: Don't Miss the Opportunity: A Special Opinion Piece Missions to developing countries to provide surgical care for children and adults with cleft lip and palate constitute unique opportunities for speech-language pathologists (SLPs). The SLP helps determine if a patient will actually benefit from a planned procedure, and occasionally has the chance to perform short-term therapy. The clinical experience ... Coordinator's Column
Coordinator's Column  |   July 01, 2015
Cleft Missions: Don't Miss the Opportunity: A Special Opinion Piece
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Coordinator's Column
Coordinator's Column   |   July 01, 2015
Cleft Missions: Don't Miss the Opportunity: A Special Opinion Piece
SIG 5 Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, July 2015, Vol. 25, 39-43. doi:10.1044/ssod25.1.39
SIG 5 Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, July 2015, Vol. 25, 39-43. doi:10.1044/ssod25.1.39

Missions to developing countries to provide surgical care for children and adults with cleft lip and palate constitute unique opportunities for speech-language pathologists (SLPs). The SLP helps determine if a patient will actually benefit from a planned procedure, and occasionally has the chance to perform short-term therapy. The clinical experience gained on a 2-week mission is invaluable.

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