Cleft lip and palate and craniofacial services

Our team serves children and youth with communication difficulties and psychosocial/emotional challenges.

Professionals on the cleft lip and palate and craniofacial team assess and treat children and youth from across Ontario who have conditions that affect their teeth and facial structure, including cleft lip and cleft palate. 

Services are provided by speech-language pathologists who work in conjunction with each child’s dental and medical health-care team, both at Holland Bloorview and externally – including audiologists, plastic surgeons and ear-nose-throat specialists (otolaryngologists).  

In addition to outpatient care, annual clinics are held in northern Ontario locations. The Holland Bloorview team acts as a resource to community professionals and works closely with the cleft lip/palate and craniofacial programs at SickKids to deliver clinical care and educational programs for clients and families.

Learn more

 

Additional resources about facial differences/External resources:

Books

https://wonderthebook.com/books

Living with a facial difference:

Aboutface Trailblazers Camper’s experience:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLXH4rEVY8g

http://www.sickkids.ca/AboutSickKids/perspective/staff-volunteer/living-with-facial-difference.html

https://www.ted.com/talks/rick_guidotti_from_stigma_to_supermodel

https://positiveexposure.org/

Programs

http://www.sickkids.ca/PlasticSurgery/Event-listings/index.html

Choir for kids with facial differences.

Treble Clefts:  http://www.sickkids.ca/PlasticSurgery/Event-listings/index.html

Filmmaking workshop

-Holland Bloorview/SickKids (ages 10-22)

 

Speech therapy and speech samples:

https://www.asha.org/Events/convention/handouts/2011/Kummer/

Hypernasal speech: https://acpa-cpf.org/education/speech-samples/

Videos/movies:

http://smilepinki.com/

http://www.wonder.movie/