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Unformatted text preview: mouth and possibly the jaw which occur in pregnancy and are present at birth o All parts are there, they failed to fuse together o Opening in the palate results in an abnormal configuration of the vocal tract for all but 3 English speech sounds (m, n, ing) -Types of clefts o Cleft lip Unilateral Bilateral o Cleft palate Unilateral Bilateral Sub mucous tissue inside mouth look intact, underneath tissue is cleft • Bifold uvula is red flag-1/4 th cases are cleft lip 1/4 th cases are cleft palate and ½ are both-Affected areas o Feeding and swallowing o Dentition o Hearing o Language o Resonance/phonation o Articulation o Affects intelligibility of speech...
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- Spring '12
- Cleft lip and palate, Palatine uvula, PHF8, Philtrum