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How you can help your child with cleft palate in the early years

Information for parents and carers of children with cleft palate produced by the Trent regional cleft lip and palate service – Nottingham University Hospitals Trust.

This information leaflet can be provided in different languages and formats. For more information please contact: Specialist Speech and Language Therapists, Trent Regional Cleft Lip and Palate Service. Telephone: 0115 969 1169 extension 79730.

This information leaflet is aimed at parents of children who have a cleft palate when their baby is 9—15 months of age and aims to tell you how to help your baby develop speech and communication.

To download and print the leaflet click here: Speech and Language Therapy – How you can help your child in the early years – print version

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For more information please contact the Sheffield Cleft Lip and Palate Speech and Language Therapy Service at Flockton House on 0114 226 2333.

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Please note: this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s NHS FT. These details may not reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If this information has been translated into another language from English, efforts have been made to maintain accuracy, but there may still be some translation errors. If you are unsure about any of the guidance in this resource or have specific questions about how it relates to your child, always ask your healthcare professional for further advice.

Resource number: SL213

Resource Type: Article

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