Cleft-lip and palate: Speech effects

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Cleft palate speech is an overarching term to describe the speech of individuals with cleft palate +/– cleft lip (CP/L) and other velopharyngeal disorders. Individuals with CP/L may have articulation and phonological disorders as well as velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) due to differences in the structure and function of the velopharyngeal mechanism. This entry begins with a brief discussion of the speech effects of cleft palate and cleft lip, followed by a section on assessment. The entry also touches on speech development of young children with CP/L, the prevalence of speech characteristics in children with CP/L, and Speech–Language intervention for children with CP/L.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe SAGE encyclopedia of human communication sciences and disorders
EditorsJack S. Damico, Martin J. Ball
Place of PublicationThousand Oaks, CA.
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781483380834
ISBN (Print)9781483380810
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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