Internationally Adopted Children With Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate-Consonant Proficiency and Perceived Velopharyngeal Competence at the Age of 5.

Internationally Adopted Children With Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate-Consonant Proficiency and Perceived Velopharyngeal Competence at the Age of 5. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2020 Jan 17;:1055665619897233 Authors: Larsson A, Miniscalco C, Mark H, Schölin JS, Jönsson R, Persson C Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare consonant proficiency, consonant errors, and the perceived velopharyngeal (VP) competence in internationally adopted (IA) children with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) and nonadopted (NA) children with the same cleft-palate type at age 5. DESIGN: Case-control study based on phonetic transcriptions of standardized speech recordings of 5-year-olds at a tertiary hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-five IA children were compared to 20 NA children. All consecutive patients at a cleft lip and palate center participated. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Consonant proficiency was measured using percentage consonants correct, percentage consonants correct-adjusted for age, percentage correct place, percentage correct manner, and consonant inventory. Cleft speech characteristics (CSCs), developmental speech characteristics (DSCs), and the perceived VP competence were also measured. RESULTS: The IA children had significantly lower values for all consonant proficiency variables (p
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

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