ERIC Number: ED177775
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Bright Promise for Your Child with Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate. Revised Edition.
McDonald, Eugene T.; Berlin, Asa J.
Intended for parents of children with cleft lip and cleft palate, the booklet provides an overview of the condition. Addressed are the following topics (sample subtopics in parentheses): prenatal development and birth defects (facial development); possible causes of cleft lip/cleft palate (common misconceptions, genetic factors, environmental influences); normal lips and palates; surgical repair (plastic surgery, prostheses, speech aids); eating problems; speech (stimulation techniques, speech therapy); effects on intelligence; hearing loss (otitis media); dental problems (malocclusion); and effects on children's personalities. Four sources of information are listed, and a glossary of 57 terms is appended. (CL)
Descriptors: Cleft Palate, Eating Habits, Etiology, Guidelines, Intelligence, Medical Services, Parent Role, Personality Development, Prenatal Influences, Speech Handicaps, Speech Skills, Speech Therapy
National Easter Seal Society for Crippled Children and Adults, 2023 W. Ogden Avenue, Chicago, IL 60612 ($0.75 plus postage and handling, quantity prices available). Spanish version also available.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Easter Seal Society for Crippled Children and Adults, Chicago, IL.