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Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education
Approximately one out of every 750 children are born with some type of an oral cleft (McWilliams, Morris, & Shelton, 1984) Children with clefts of the palate in general have a higher incidence of articulation disorders than do children without clefts. Typical speech problems which tend to occur are hypernasality and multiple articulation errors, often consisting of atypical tongue placement in the mouth or nontypical articulation at sites in the larynx or pharynx. These speech problems can be severe and may require years of expensive, long-term professional treatment to remediate.
Moser, Amy, "The Proposed Use of an Anatomically Marked Presurgically Fitted Prostheses With Infants Who Have Unrepaired Cleft Palates" (1992). Undergraduate Honors Capstone Projects. 349.
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