Journal article

Speech and language characteristics in individuals with nonsyndromic submucous cleft palate-A systematic review

Jessica O Boyce, Nicky Kilpatrick, Angela T Morgan

CHILD CARE HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Up to 80% of individuals with unrepaired submucous cleft palate (SMCP) experience speech difficulties secondary to velopharyngeal insufficiency. Language delays are reported in the broader cleft lip and/or palate population, suggesting that individuals with SMCP may also be at risk. However, contemporary understanding of this population remains limited as there has been no systematic examination of the literature. This review aims to systematically review and document the speech and language characteristics of individuals with nonsyndromic SMCP and, in addition, to identify factors reported to impact speech and language outcomes. METHOD: This review followed the Preferred Reporti..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by Centre of Research Excellence (CRE)


Awarded by OzCleft


Funding Acknowledgements

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Grant/Award Number: 1105008; Centre of Research Excellence (CRE), Grant/Award Number: 1116976; OzCleft, Grant/Award Number: 607396; Murdoch Children's Research Institute Postgraduate Health Research Scholarship; Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Programme