a professional who will perform a comprehensive speech evaluation to assess communicative abilities and who will closely monitor your child throughout all developmental stages.
a professional who provides guidance and counseling for your child and your family in dealing with the social and emotional aspects of a cleft abnormality and assists your family with community resources and referrals
Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose, and Throat)
a physician who will assist in the evaluation and management of ear infections and hearing loss that may be side effects of your child’s cleft abnormality.
a dentist who evaluates and cares for your child’s teeth.
a dentist who evaluates the position and alignment of your child’s teeth and coordinates a treatment plan with the surgeon and other specialists.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are healthcare specialists that treat a range of conditions affecting the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, jaws, and neck.
a professional who will assist in the evaluation and management of hearing difficulties your child may have.
a professional who reviews the medical and family history, as well as examines your child to help in diagnosis. A genetic counselor also counsels your family regarding risk for recurrence in future pregnancies.