Acquisition of linguistic and cognitive skills by children with cleft palate.

Abstract

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, although well within the normal range, performed significantly below the children in the control group on the Mental Scale of the Bayley Scales of Infant Development, some subscales of the Minnesota Child Development Inventory, and words acquired by 24 months. Differences observed in the cognitive development of children with and without cleft palate were verbal as opposed to nonverbal (i.e., linguistic in nature) and were related to hearing status at 12 months and velopharyngeal adequacy.

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@article{Broen1998AcquisitionOL, title={Acquisition of linguistic and cognitive skills by children with cleft palate.}, author={Peder Broen and Marion C Devers and Sean S Doyle and Jennifer Prouty and Karlind T. Moller}, journal={Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR}, year={1998}, volume={41 3}, pages={676-87} }