Making sense of the cleft. Young adults' accounts of growing up with a cleft and deviant speech.

@article{Havstam2011MakingSO,
  title={Making sense of the cleft. Young adults' accounts of growing up with a cleft and deviant speech.},
  author={Christina Havstam and Katja Laakso and Karin C. Ringsberg},
  journal={Journal of health psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={
          22-30
        }
}
Individuals born with a cleft lip and palate risk developing a deviant appearance and speech during childhood and sometimes also as adults. In this study, 13 young adults born with a cleft (lip and) palate, who had had deviant speech in adolescence, participated in semi-structured interviews. The core category Making sense of the cleft, comprising the two categories Shaping one's attitude to the cleft and Dealing with being different with seven subcategories, describes the processes of… CONTINUE READING
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