Category Archives: cleft palate

How Can You Help a Child with Cleft Palate?

Did you know that September is National Craniofacial Acceptance Month? This campaign is designed to raise awareness about cleft palate, a condition in which a child is born with an opening in the boney part of the roof of their … Continue reading

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Smile! September is Craniofacial Acceptance Month

Each September, groups that support children and families with cleft palate celebrate National Craniofacial Acceptance Month to help raise awareness of this condition and promote public acceptance. In support of this national observation, Speech Associates of New York will be … Continue reading

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Cleft Palate: How you can help!

In last week’s blog, we talked about cleft palates, and how they affect a child’s speech and language development. In the US, most cleft palates are treated with surgery in a child’s early life, and most go on to live … Continue reading

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What is a Cleft Palate?

A cleft palate is a type of facial birth defect in which a child is born with an opening in the boney part of the roof of the mouth. The extent of the cleft can vary from child to child … Continue reading

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What is a Cochlear Implant?

When a child is developing during gestation, the roof of the mouth (also called the palate) forms by bony plates coming together. Sometimes, these plates do not join, leaving the child with an opening in the roof of the mouth … Continue reading

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