Limited Chances of Speech Improvement After Late Cleft Palate Repair.

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Limited Chances of Speech Improvement After Late Cleft Palate Repair. / Schönmeyr, Björn; Wendby, Lisa; Sharma, Mitali; Raud-Westberg, Liisi; Restrepo, Carolina; Campbell, Alex.

In: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, Vol. 26, No. 4, 2015, p. 1182-1185.

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Schönmeyr, B, Wendby, L, Sharma, M, Raud-Westberg, L, Restrepo, C & Campbell, A 2015, 'Limited Chances of Speech Improvement After Late Cleft Palate Repair.', Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 1182-1185. https://doi.org/10.1097/SCS.0000000000001599

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Schönmeyr, B., Wendby, L., Sharma, M., Raud-Westberg, L., Restrepo, C., & Campbell, A. (2015). Limited Chances of Speech Improvement After Late Cleft Palate Repair. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 26(4), 1182-1185. https://doi.org/10.1097/SCS.0000000000001599

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Schönmeyr B, Wendby L, Sharma M, Raud-Westberg L, Restrepo C, Campbell A. 2015. Limited Chances of Speech Improvement After Late Cleft Palate Repair. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 26(4):1182-1185. https://doi.org/10.1097/SCS.0000000000001599

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Schönmeyr B, Wendby L, Sharma M, Raud-Westberg L, Restrepo C, Campbell A. Limited Chances of Speech Improvement After Late Cleft Palate Repair. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2015;26(4):1182-1185. https://doi.org/10.1097/SCS.0000000000001599

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Schönmeyr, Björn ; Wendby, Lisa ; Sharma, Mitali ; Raud-Westberg, Liisi ; Restrepo, Carolina ; Campbell, Alex. / Limited Chances of Speech Improvement After Late Cleft Palate Repair. In: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2015 ; Vol. 26, No. 4. pp. 1182-1185.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Limited Chances of Speech Improvement After Late Cleft Palate Repair.

AU - Schönmeyr, Björn

AU - Wendby, Lisa

AU - Sharma, Mitali

AU - Raud-Westberg, Liisi

AU - Restrepo, Carolina

AU - Campbell, Alex

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - Late primary palatal repair is a common phenomenon, and many patients across the world will be operated on at a far later age than is suggested for normal speech development. Nevertheless, little is known about the speech outcomes after these procedures and conflicting results exist among the few studies performed. In this study, blinded preoperative and postoperative speech recordings from 31 patients operated on at Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Care Center in Assam, India, older than 7 years were evaluated. Six non-Indian speech and language pathologists evaluated hypernasal resonance and articulation, and 4 local laymen evaluated the speech intelligibility/acceptability of the samples.In 25 of 31 cases, the evaluators could not detect any speech improvement in the postoperative recordings. A clear trend of postoperative improvement was only found in 6 of the 31 patients. Among these 6 patients, lesser clefts were overrepresented. Our findings together with previous studies suggest that late palate repairs have the potential to improve speech, but the probability for improvement and degree of improvement is low, especially in older adolescents and adults with complete clefts.

AB - Late primary palatal repair is a common phenomenon, and many patients across the world will be operated on at a far later age than is suggested for normal speech development. Nevertheless, little is known about the speech outcomes after these procedures and conflicting results exist among the few studies performed. In this study, blinded preoperative and postoperative speech recordings from 31 patients operated on at Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Care Center in Assam, India, older than 7 years were evaluated. Six non-Indian speech and language pathologists evaluated hypernasal resonance and articulation, and 4 local laymen evaluated the speech intelligibility/acceptability of the samples.In 25 of 31 cases, the evaluators could not detect any speech improvement in the postoperative recordings. A clear trend of postoperative improvement was only found in 6 of the 31 patients. Among these 6 patients, lesser clefts were overrepresented. Our findings together with previous studies suggest that late palate repairs have the potential to improve speech, but the probability for improvement and degree of improvement is low, especially in older adolescents and adults with complete clefts.

U2 - 10.1097/SCS.0000000000001599

DO - 10.1097/SCS.0000000000001599

M3 - Article

VL - 26

SP - 1182

EP - 1185

JO - Journal of Craniofacial Surgery

JF - Journal of Craniofacial Surgery

SN - 1536-3732

IS - 4

ER -