Children with Cleft Lip and Palate: A Parents' Guide to Early Speech-Language Development and Treatment by Mary Hardin-Jones

Children with Cleft Lip and Palate: A Parents' Guide to Early Speech-Language Development and…

byMary Hardin-Jones, Kathy Chapman & Nancy Scherer

Kobo ebook | May 20, 2016

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Turn to this book for family-friendly guidance and support for young children with clefts—cleft lip, cleft palate, and cleft lip and palate—one of the most commonly occurring birth defects. Learn about:

- what clefts are
- how they are repaired and when
- feeding problems before and after surgery
- dental issues
- hearing & middle ear problems
- your child's treatment team
- your child's perspective
- velopharyngeal inadequacy
- speech-language skill building activities

A team of speech-language pathologists focuses especially on mitigating the speech and language problems experienced by infants and toddlers (ages birth to three) with cleft palate. Parents can use the book's dozens of practical, hands-on activities to improve their child's speech. For example, Bug Race! uses a cotton ball or pom-pom—add eyes and voilà, you have a bug!—that the child moves by releasing pressure from behind the lips to stimulate oral airflow to produce the consonant /p/. Build valuable speech skills while you both have fun!

Helpful strategies, illustrations of cleft repair procedures, photos of equipment, and recommended resources empower parents to get started on addressing speech problems of very young children and other issues for school-aged children. Speech-language pathologists, early intervention specialists, and medical professionals will also want this book to recommend to the families they serve.

Title:Children with Cleft Lip and Palate: A Parents' Guide to Early Speech-Language Development and…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:May 20, 2016Publisher:Woodbine HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1606132121

ISBN - 13:9781606132128

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