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SPEECH AND CLEFT LIP AND CLEFT PALATE
There are many reasons why the child's speech may be delayed :-
a) The early mother-baby bonding in which early interaction takes place is under stress & may therefore provide a poor start.
b) Hearing loss
c) Periods of hospitalization may interrupt periods of normal experience, which is very important for language learning.
d) Delay in the surgery especially surgery for the cleft palate.
When should I seek help from a speech pathologist?
Once you have coped with the initial problems such as feeding & plans for surgery, the next major concern should be speech.
Last updated on 18-11-2006
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