A study of speech, language, hearing, and dentition in children with cleft lip only.

@article{Vallino2008ASO,
  title={A study of speech, language, hearing, and dentition in children with cleft lip only.},
  author={Linda D. Vallino and R. Fred Zuker and Joseph A Napoli},
  journal={The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={45 5},
  pages={485-94}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the prevalence of speech, language, hearing, and dental problems in children with an initial diagnosis of isolated cleft lip only (CL), for which evidence-based practice can be developed. DESIGN Retrospective chart review of 95 patients with cleft lip (age range, 2.8 to 3.7 years; mean, 3.1 years). RESULTS Speech and language impairment was documented in 13% and 18% of the patients, respectively. Thirty-three percent of the children presented with middle ear effusion… CONTINUE READING

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