- Naso-Alveolar Molding
- Psychology Support
- Audiology and Hearing
- Speech Therapy
- Orthodontist and Braces
Surgery for Cleft Lip Repair
Adopting a Child with a Facial Cleft
Feeding a Baby with a Cleft Palate
Naso-Alveolar Molding: Naso-Alveolar Molding (NAM) helps the plastic surgeon to repair the cleft lip and nose by reshaping them before the surgery.
Psychology Support: The psychologist's role includes assessing development and functioning across the lifespan. Typically, during infancy, new patients and their caregivers meet with the psychologist for an initial consultation.
Audiology and Hearing: Hearing is affected in a child who is born with a cleft lip and palate. Because the cleft palate affects how the muscles work with the tube that drains the middle ear, many children with a cleft will have fluid buildup in the middle ear.
Speech Therapy: Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) specialize in the evaluation and treatment of communication delays and disorders. The speech-language pathologist treats children and adults with speech or language difficulties, as well as feeding and swallowing difficulties in infants.
Orthodontist and Braces: An Orthodontist is a dentist that specializes in straightening teeth and correcting irregularities in the alignment of teeth and the jaw.