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Hearing and Behavior in the Child with Cleft Palate

Hearing and Behavior in the Child with Cleft Palate

The immediate need for corrective surgeries for cleft children is the top priority. Though after the surgeries, any therapies that are needed, there is a concern that can be overlooked. Whether a child born with a cleft palate develops temporary or permanent hearing loss, it can effect their behavior in time. Some cases hearing loss can cause a child to have attention delays and develop anxiety because of their frustration in concentrating. If this does occur, it can be a gradual occurrence that happens during their early to grade school years. Resources can help in locating the signand asking the questions to your child’s specialists regarding any concerns you may have regarding this.

If you would like to suggest additional services or resources, please contact me :
Milinda Catalano, National Coordinator ~ Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation Of Smiles
Milindacat6801@yahoo.com

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