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This study compared the early cognitive and linguistic development of young children with cleft palate (N = 28) to that of noncleft children (N = 29). Measures included the Mental scale of the Bayley Scales of Infant Development, the Minnesota Child Development Inventory, Mean Length of Utterance, and words acquired by 24 months. Children with cleft palate,(More)
Aggressive otologic management has been recommended for children with cleft palate because of the almost universal occurrence of otitis media with effusion (OME) in these children and the association of OME with hearing loss and possible language, cognitive, and academic delays. In this study, 28 children with cleft palate and 29 noncleft children were seen(More)
OBJECTIVE The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate presurgical status of the alveolar cleft site and success of secondary alveolar bone grafting. DESIGN Thirty patient records were retrospectively reviewed. Patients selected for inclusion had isolated cleft of at least the primary palate. Patients with additional anomalies were not selected. The(More)
Ratings of speech samples of children with cleft palate were obtained from speech clinicians in a Cleft Palate Clinic, speech clinicians in the public schools, parents of children with clefts, parents of children without clefts, children with clefts and children without clefts. Analyses of the obtained ratings suggest that nasality and articulation ratings(More)
Two groups of subjects, one with normal speech and one with hypernasal speech, spoke while hearing their voices unfiltered, low-pass filtered with cut-off frequencies of 1000, 500, and 300 Hz and high-pass filtered with cut-off frequencies of 500, 1000, and 2000 Hz. Measurements of nasalization were made with a miniature accelerometer attached to the side(More)
OBJECTIVE Audible nasal emission is a common speech distortion observed in persons with cleft palate. This study examined the validity and reliability of perceptual judgments of audible nasal emission using interval scaling and magnitude estimation techniques. PARTICIPANTS Speech samples were collected from six adolescents with repaired cleft palate, all(More)
PURPOSE The purposes of this study were to: (1) quantify and compare permanent tooth development of cleft lip and palate (CLP) patients to age- and gender-matched controls; (2) relate these findings to cleft type and severity; and (3) examine delays in individual permanent maxillary teeth related to their proximity to the cleft. METHODS Standardized(More)
The purpose of the article is to update information concerning Dubowitz syndrome. A review of the literature since the disorder was originally described in 1965 is presented. In addition, case reports are presented for two siblings described in 1971 describing speech and dental development and current clinical findings. Analysis of approximately 30 cases(More)