Compliance with Lubbock Cleft Palate Team recommendations, 1980 to 1983
Wilson, Beth Minick
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The child born with a cleft of the lip and/or palate will be faced with many obstacles to overcome. The effects of a congenital cleft will "vary with the type and extent of the anomaly, the age of the individual, his hearing, his environment, his intelligence, his personal characteristics, the management provided for him, and the combinations of circumstances that influence any individual" (Wells, 1971, p. 116). Thus, the management of children who present oralfacial malformations requires the efforts of many professionals through an interdisciplinary team approach.