Feeding and Speech Interventions for Young Children With Cleft Lip and Palate
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Cleft lip and/or palate is the most common birth anomaly, affecting 1 in 700 live births, but SLPs who work in early intervention often report limited training and comfort with this population. This session provides an overview of cleft conditions from birth to 3 years. Speaker Maia Braden discusses feeding challenges and interventions, surgical timeline, and speech and language development and interventions for infants and toddlers with cleft lip and/or palate.
This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Birth to Three: Working Together to Serve Children and Their Families.”
You will be able to:
- describe how cleft palate impacts breast and bottle feeding, and describe what is needed in a feeding system for a child with this birth anomaly
- explain how speech sound acquisition prior to palate repair may differ from typical speech sound development
- identify two ways to support speech development in toddlers post-palate repair
What is Included?
You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts, and references so you can access it from anywhere!
Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.
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