A Review of Cleft Palate Closure Timing and Its Effect on Speech and Language Development and Maxillofacial Growth

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Angela Selby , California University of Pennsylvania
In palatoplasty, the surgical closure of a cleft palate, there are two options: early closure for speech or late closure for maxillary growth, but neither procedure has been demonstrated to be definitively superior. This poster will examine studies of both options to see which has the most positive prognosis.