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cleft lip

Helping children who were born with cleft palate to speak clearly

Research date: 17 April 2017 - 31 July 2018
Grant amount: £42,739.00

Around one in 700 babies in the UK is born with a cleft lip and/or palate, which means they have a gap, or a split, in the upper lip and/or the roof of the mouth.1 Babies normally have surgery to close the gap and improve the appearance of the face. Despite this, many go on to have communication problems, because of difficulties learning how to speak...

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