Clift Lips and Palates

In: People

Submitted By portwizard
Words 1210
Pages 5
Children with Clift lips and palates.
Because insurance companies say clefts do not need to be fixed and that they are cosmetic only, it is difficult getting help covering the cost, also It is difficult getting help raising a child with extra needs such as speech therapy. There are several ways to help prevent clefts such as taking folic acid while pregnant. Kids with clefts can be bullied more often due to their different appearance.

This site has facts about cleft lips and plates such as “A cleft means a split or separation; the palate is the roof of the mouth.” (American Academy of Otolaryngology, 2012) also presented in this article is several assumptions about what causes them and what can be done as treatment. This site doesn’t provide a great deal of raw data for the purpose of the thesis but is a good starting point to learn a little more about the subject.
American Academy of Otolaryngology. (2012). “Fact Sheet: Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate”. Retrieved on
06/24/12 from website

This site has good questions to ask such as if your child with a cleft will have a hard time learning to talk, as well as good links to other sources of information for those of us looking to learn more about children’s clefts. Noting that “Usually, but not always, the doctor will see the cleft right after the baby is born.”( American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 1997-2012) makes a good point that you can start preparing for the situation before hand to be better prepared.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (1997-2012). “Cleft Lip and Palate”. Retrieved on
06/24/12 from website

Being a government site the CDC is a great resource to use as it represents facts about what has been studied on with clefts like, “Diabetes―Women with diabetes…...

Similar Documents

Aase Syndrome

...marrow, which is where blood cells are formed. Both parents must have it to pass the gene down, but it's not for sure it will be inherited. There's been less than two-dozen cases reported in the medical literature. A lot of symptoms are related to the joints or are skeletal deformities such as pale skin, delayed closure of soft spots, triple jointed thumbs, narrow sloped shoulders, droopy eyelids, deformed ears, cleft palate. Carriers with Aase disease may have difficulty picking objects up and being able to grasp on to them, because of their deformities in their hands. There has also been cases with patients where doctors had found a hole between the two chambers of the heart, which is called a Ventrical Septal Defect (VSD). Several cases of Aase Syndrome carriers also have cleft lip and palate which is when the lip and palate develop separately. Cleft lip palates can be repaired by surgery between the age of 12 and 18 months. The doctor will perform a physical exam. Other tests doctors will do are a Bone marrow biopsy, a Complete blood count (CBC), an Echocardiogram, and X-rays. During the first year of life, doctors will perform a blood transfusion from a matched donor. They have also been known to treat the patients with a steroidal medication called Prednisone. If all ......

Words: 458 - Pages: 2

Sounds of English

...articulate actually means move.  Sounds are produced my moving the articulators (things that can be moved) within the vocal tract (lips, tongue, etc).  Terminology relating to the vocal organs, articulators, and points of articulation is defined below.  Click the head diagram to the right for an interactive map showing the locations and shapes discussed. Alveolar Alveolar refers to the alveolar ridge (purple in diagram), which is flat area just behind the front upper teeth but before the edge of the roof of the mouth. When pronouncing these sounds the tongue touches (/t/, /d/, /n/), or nearly touches (/s/, /z/) the alveolar ridge. Dental Dental refers to the teeth, particularly the front upper teeth.  The tongue touches these teeth when producing the sounds  (/θ/as in three, and/ð/ as in there). These teeth touch the bottom lip when producing /f/as in fair and /v/as in very. Glottal Glottal refers to sounds in which the airway is constricted by tightening the airway in the back of the throat.  The primary glottal sounds in English are /h/ as in happy, and the vowels. Labial labial refers to the lips.  Sounds produced with the lips include /f/as in fair and /v/as in very, in which the bottom lip touches the upper front teeth; /b/ as in boy and /p/ as in pop, in which both lips are pressed together to interrupt the airflow; and /m/ as in my, in which the lips come together to fully blow the airflow, directing it instead out through the nose. Lengual Lengual refers to the......

Words: 5015 - Pages: 21

Physical Disabilities

...Dystrophy * Hare Lip * Juvenile Arthritis * Limb Deficiencies * Skeletal Disorders A. Polio * It is caused by a viral infection which attacks the spinal cord and can result in paralysis and motor disabilities. B. Muscular Dystrophy * It is an exceptionally rare, incurable, and progressive disease which weakens then destroys the affected individual’s muscles. C. Hare Lip * The term “Harelip” originated in France, “Lip like a Hare’s” and the English shortened it to Harelip * It is now preferred to be called “Cleft Lip” * It occurs when a child’s mouth does not form correctly in the womb. * It is almost always accompanied by a cleft palate, which means the child’s hard palate did not fuse together correctly. * Cleft – is a fissure or opening – a gap. It is the non-fusion of the body’s natural structures that form before birth. * Kinds: * Unilateral Incomplete * If the cleft lip is formed in the top of the lip as either a small gap or an indentation in the lip (Partial or incomplete cleft) * If the lip cleft occurs as one sided (Unilateral) * Unilateral Complete * If the lip cleft occurs as one sided (unilateral) * If it continues into the nose (Complete Cleft) * Bilateral Complete * If the lip cleft occurs as two sided (bilateral) * If it continues into the nose (complete cleft) * Microform Cleft – a mild form of cleft lip which can......

Words: 911 - Pages: 4

Controversial Social Issues

...plastic. Many children do suffer from certain deformities including cleft palate but due to the mistreatment of plastic surgeons, they become automatically stereotyped if they are operated on. Still, children suffering continue with operations in order to ensure their health. Overall, plastic surgery is actually beneficial when used in purposeful settings. ​Tracing back to the beginning, plastic surgeons were mainly used to repair deformity in people. To this day, it is still well appreciated for its ability to cure. As the rate of adoption of children from foreign countries increases, so does the likelihood of children in need of medical cosmetics. Blemishes requiring surgery are quite wide ranged, but cleft palate is the most recognized. “Cleft palate [occurs] in about 1 or 2 of every 1000 babies born in the United States every year, making it one of the most common major birth defects” (Cleft Lip and Palate). Science has developed methods that allow for the perfection of the lip defect; this has also encouraged a larger percentage of the population to adopt frequently. More than just cosmetic issues, being born with a cleft palate makes everything, from drinking a glass of water to having a conversation, a struggle. “Cleft…palate can be associated with other problems, including feeding difficulties, middle ear buildup and hearing loss, dental abnormalities and speech difficulties” (Cleft Lip and Palate). Considering the hardships of some cases, procedures such as......

Words: 1310 - Pages: 6

Petite Palate Failure

...Vectren Corporation Vectren Corporation, made up of 28 senior executives, represent operating units from managers to frontline employees. The SWOT analysis reveals Vectren’s strengths as a diversified customer base, servicing “residential, industrial, commercial, and other contract customers” (Marketline, 2013, para. 1, SWOT section).Vectren’s core business supplies natural gas to customers in Indiana and Ohio. Vectren’s strong storage infrastructure provides a competitive advantage, enabling efficient operations. Non-utility Operations Vectren’s non-utility operations include energy infrastructure services, energy marketing and services, and coal mining, reducing the corporations’ business risks. According to Marketwire (2011), reports profile “Vectren’s efforts to grow its well-diversified business in economically, environmentally and socially sustainable ways by detailing recent upgrades in emissions control equipment, efforts to revitalize struggling communities, as well as programs designed to enhance the reliability of the electric and natural gas infrastructure.” Diversity and Inclusion Diversity offers a competitive advantage, strengthens the company, maximizes the shareholders investments, and prepares the company to compete. Vectren’s top three competitors in Ohio are Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc., The East Ohio Gas Company, and Duke Energy Ohio, Inc. However, a recent competition of large wind systems renewable resources argues, “All electricity systems must...

Words: 690 - Pages: 3

Regret and Loneliness in "What My Lips Have Kissed"

...Regret and Loneliness in “What Lips My Lips Have Kissed” In the poem “What Lips My Lips Have Kissed” by Edna St. Vincent Millay, there is a theme of loneliness and regret. The speaker is a woman looking back with melancholy reflection to the days of her youth when her life was full of hope and the promise of love. She remembers she once had lovers but she cannot recall them individually. Now she is alone left with only regret: for the unremembered faces of her past, for the passing of her youth, and for the loneliness of her life now. The speaker regrets her inability to remember “What lips [her] lips have kissed” (Line 1). No special man or moment comes to her mind. Her memories of her former glory days haunt her. Although she cannot recall any of her lovers in particular, she hears them as she listens to the rain; unclear faces in her mind like “ghosts…that tap and sigh / Upon the glass” (ll. 3-4). Her heart aches for the “unremembered lads” that had once shared her bed. (l.7). She regrets her youth is now behind her. She compares herself to the seasons with her youth as “summer” (l.13) which is warm and green. Now she is in the time of “winter” (l.9), stark, bleak, and dreary. Those days when she was young and carefree she thought would last forever; but looking back, they seemed to have lasted only “a little while”(14). The speaker is alone: “In winter stands the lonely tree” (l.9). She cannot remember “What loves have come and gone” (l.12).......

Words: 452 - Pages: 2

Bp- Loose Lips Sink Ships

...Peter Hertzberg Public Relations Case Study #1 BP’s Loose Lips Sink Ships Assignment: Case Study Paper/Presentation: You will be assigned a case study from the book. You are to read the case, answer the questions at the end as your “paper”. Prepare a summary of what the case was about and how you answered all the questions and turn that summary into a speech. The presentation should be no more than 10 minutes. Please use visuals and a power point for your presentation. The Issue The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was an oil spill that began in April 20, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico on the BP-operated Macondo Prospect, considered the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry. It claimed 11 lives when the oil rig exploded and spilled 4.9 million barrels or 210 million US gal of oil for 87 days. It was finally capped on September 19, 2010. Numerous investigations explored the causes of the explosion and record-setting spill. Notably, the U.S. government's September 2011 report pointed to defective cement on the well, faulting mostly BP, but also rig operator Transocean and contractor Halliburton. Earlier in 2011, a White House commission likewise blamed BP and its partners for a series of cost-cutting decisions and an insufficient safety system, but also concluded that the spill resulted from "systemic" root causes and "absent significant reform in both industry practices and government policies, might well recur". In November 2012, BP......

Words: 4144 - Pages: 17

Eyes, Nose, Lips

...Mianhae mianhae hajima Nega chorahe jijana palgan yepun ipsulo oso narul jugigo ga Nanun gwen chana Maji maguro narul bara bajwo Amurochi an nandut usojwo Niga bogo shi pute Giokal su ige Naye morisoge ni ogul guril su ige Nol bonel su om nun naye yokshimi Jip cha gi de yot nol ga dot go Hokshi i ron na te me himduron ni Amu de dap hom nun no pa bo cho rom we Norul ji u jimote non to na bo ryon nunde HMM No ye nun ko ip Nal manjidon ni son-gil Jageun sontop kajida Yo jon ni nol nukil su ijiman kojin bulko chorom Tade roga boril Uri sarang modu da Nomu apujiman ijen nol chu ogira burulge Saranghae saranghae jiman Nega bujok hesona bwa Hokshi uyoni rado Hansuna manirado nol Bol su isulka haruga niga buranhejo Ne modun ge galsurok himihejo Sajin soge nonun we He marke utnunde Uriyege daga onun ibyorul morun che Nol bonel su om nun naye yokshimi Jip cha gi de yot nol ga dot go Hokshi ireon na te me himduron ni Amu de dap hom nun no babo chorom we Norul ji u jimote non to na bo ryon nunde No ye nun ko ip Nal manjidon ni son-gil Jagun sontop kajida Yo jon ni nol nukil su ijiman kojin bulko chorom Tade roga borin Uri sarang modu da Nomu apujiman ijen nol chu ogira burulge Manul barabodon noye kaman nun Hangiron sumul damun noye ko Saranghe saranghe nege soksagidon gu ipsuru na No ye nun ko ip Nal manjidon ni son-gil Jagun sontop kajida Yo jon ni nol nukil su ijiman kojin bulko chorom Tade roga borin Uri......

Words: 292 - Pages: 2

Lips of Angel

...gotta whisper ’cause I can’t be too loud Well, my girl’s in the next room Sometimes I wish she was you I guess we never really moved on It’s really good to hear your voice saying my name It sounds so sweet Coming from the lips of an angel Hearing those words it makes me weak And I never wanna say goodbye But girl you make it hard to be faithful With the lips of an angel It’s funny that you’re calling me tonight And, yes, I’ve dreamt of you too And does he know you’re talking to me Will it start a fight No I don’t think she has a clue Well my girl’s in the next room Sometimes I wish she was you I guess we never really moved on It’s really good to hear your voice saying my name It sounds so sweet Coming from the lips of an angel Hearing those words it makes me weak And I never wanna say goodbye But girl you make it hard to be faithful With the lips of an angel It’s really good to hear your voice saying my name It sounds so sweet Coming from the lips of an angel Hearing those words it makes me weak And I never wanna say goodbye But girl you make it hard to be faithful With the lips of an angel And I never wanna say goodbye But girl you make it hard to be faithful With the lips of an angel Honey why you calling me so late Lips of an angel by hinder…....

Words: 288 - Pages: 2

Cleft Lip and Palate

...Cleft Lip and Palate Critical Thinking Assignment #4 Oral Health 3/20/2015 Cleft Lip and Palate Cleft Lip and Palate are birth defects that effect an individuals oral cavity and face. A cleft lip affects the upper lip and can vary in degrees of severity, ranging from a notch to a complete opening extending into the nose. Aside from the lip the cleft palate affects the roof of the mouth, with a groove that may extend through the dental arch (Staff, 2015). These abnormalities may occur individually or together and although they have high incidence of occurring as an isolated birth defect they can also occur in the presence of other genetic birth defects (Staff, 2015). The cause of these malformations may be from exposure to teratogens in the early part of the first trimester or due to mutated genes (Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, 2014). Teratogen's are agent that cause abnormalities in a developing fetus (Staff, 2015). The affect of this condition is not limited to causing visual disfigurment, but significant affects of speech development and feeding disturbances as well. Symptoms of this defect include the separation of the lip, palate, or both and various degrees of nasal distortion (Staff, 2015). The incidence of cleft lip and palate varies dependant upon racial factors. With approximately 1 out of 1,000 Caucasians affected (Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, 2014). The overal incidence of cleft palate in itself is rather prominant,......

Words: 386 - Pages: 2


...two things. A cleft lip is a split in the upper lip. This can happen on one or two sides of the lip, creating a wider opening into the nose. A cleft palate is a split in the roof of the mouth. This leaves a hole between the nose and the mouth. Sometimes a cleft lip and cleft palate occur together. Cleft lip and cleft palate are very common and occur in about 1 or 2 of every 1,000 babies born in the United States each year. Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects. This means they happen while a baby is developing. Normally, the mouth and nose of a baby develop between the first 6 and 12 weeks of growth inside the mother. In some babies, parts of the lips and roof of the mouth don't grow together. Because the lips and the palate develop separately, it's possible to have cleft lip alone, cleft palate alone, or both together. The use of ultrasound before birth of the offspring can detect the presence of cleft in an infant, but a physical examination of the lip, mouth, and nose can only confirm the true presence of the disorder. One good thing about diagnosis testing is that it has been known to rule out any other forms of abnormalities. What Happens to a Kid With Cleft Lip or Cleft Palate? A baby with cleft lip and cleft palate may have other difficulties that include feeding problems, middle ear fluid and hearing loss, dental problems, and speech problems. Several factors may increase the likelihood of a baby developing a cleft lip and cleft palate,......

Words: 1090 - Pages: 5

Critical Analysis of the Clift Village Shopping Centre Project Management Plan

...Critical analysis of the Clift Village Shopping Centre Project management plan 1/31/2011 Executive Summary This paper has been prepared to critical analyse the project management plan (PMP) of the Clift Project Village shopping centre barrier guard upgrade. The shopping centre multistorey car park was audited by its public liability insurer and they deemed the perimeter barrier fence not compliant to Australia standards and a danger to the public, the fence had to be replaced with a complaint fence. TJA Industries was approached to fix the problem which it completed with an Ingal anti-climb system with an integrated car barrier. The paper discuss the need and justification of the PMP for this construction project, areas that are discussed further in this paper are the audiences of the PMP and why they need to sight the PMP, the major stakeholder, the project owner (Village Investments) is found to be the main audience for this projects as the project owner needs to approve the PMP for the project to continue. In the last section of the body of the paper, it identifies the PMBOK guide as the base of the structure and contents of the PMP, it identify the PMBOK’s nine functions of project management are in the Clift’s PMP in some way with the major function having a lot more detail put into them. The major functions discuss were scope, time, cost, HR, quality and procurement management. One major lesson to be learnt is in the HR management plan with the stakeholder......

Words: 3217 - Pages: 13


...fissure—anterior opening between lips • Functions • Fauces—posterior opening to the throat – – – – Ingestion (food intake) Taste and other sensory responses to food Chewing and chemical digestion Swallowing, speech, and respiration • Stratified squamous epithelium lines mouth – Keratinized in areas subject to food abrasion: gums and hard palate – Nonkeratinized in other areas: floor of mouth, soft palate, and insides of cheeks and lips • Mouth enclosed by cheeks, lips, palate, and tongue 25-11 25-12 2 The Cheeks and Lips The Oral Cavity • Cheeks and lips Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Permission required for reproduction or display. – Retain food and push it between the teeth – Essential for speech – Essential for sucking and blowing actions, including suckling by infants – Fleshiness due to subcutaneous fat, buccinator muscle of the cheek, and orbicularis oris of the lips – Labial frenulum: median fold that attaches each lip to the gum between the anterior incisors – Vestibule: space between cheek or lips and the teeth Upper lip Superior labial frenulum Vestibule Palatine raphe Hard palate and palatine rugae Palatoglossal arch Palatopharyngeal arch Palatine tonsil Soft palate Tongue Uvula Lingual frenulum Salivary duct orifices: Sublingual Submandibular Lower lip Figure 25.4 Inferior labial frenulum 25-13 25-14 The Tongue The Cheeks and Lips • Tongue—muscular, bulky, but remarkably agile and sensitive organ • Lips divided into three......

Words: 4548 - Pages: 19

Our Lips Are Sealed

...OUR LIPS ARE SEALED Every two minutes in the United States, “someone is raped, and the chances of being that victim are four times greater for a college female student than for any other age group. The phenomenon of date rape is not new, however it has evolved into a communication phenomenon, in which communication about sex and rape, the negotiation of consent, the rape itself, the aftermath of rape and the reaction to date rape, are central to defining a rape culture on campus. Women have been muted in a multitude of ways, including the methods in which women tell stories, through male-controlled media, in ways women’s bodies are portrayed and analyzed, and through censorship of women’s voices. Rape is a horrible experience, so why would women keep quiet about it. Campus cultures perpetuate the `culture of silence` that exists among young men and women by fostering a culture of rape which silences experiences and advocates victim blaming (self blame) that is set ablaze by the social acceptance of rape myths, experiences not being defined as rape, secondary rape, and the absence of deterrence, all of which create an underlying tolerance towards rape. In this paper I will examine how women are affected by the rape supportive culture that exists on campuses and creates an internalization of self blame are muted before, during, and after the experience of date rape. Both male and female students contribute to muting women, thus perpetuating a rape culture in which rape......

Words: 1635 - Pages: 7

Lip Sync

...In today's society, the use of lip syncing is becoming more common in the music industry. There were several controversies that enraged people and initiated debate whether they should or should not lip sync. These include Chris Brown at the 2012 Grammy's, Beyonce at the 2012 Presidential Inauguration , Jennifer Lopez when she performed with Pitbull at American Idol and the list goes on. Personally I am for and against lip syncing. It varies depending on the situation. I have several reasons why I feel this way. For example, I would prefer seeing an artist dance moves rather than listening to their singing, if only they put on an amazing show. I would understand that when you sing and dance at the same time it may take away from the overall performance because the type of choreography they may be doing, they might feel out of breath and their voice may sound like they are gasping for air. If I don’t get a good performance as a result of lip syncing and dancing instead of wasting my money on a terrible show I would’ve rather listen to an audio CD at home. I truly believe there's a difference between an entertainer and a singer and to me if people do not know the difference they would not really enjoy some of the concerts. There are many singers that can sing and dance really well. For example, the pop singer P!NK performs some really great acrobatic moves while singing live and sound totally amazing. Some performers that do not lip sync may do the same but it may not be......

Words: 624 - Pages: 3