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The requirement to wear a mask at Holland Bloorview for all members of the team, clients and families will not be changing for the foreseeable future. See our statement for more information.


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.

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Additional resources about facial differences/External resources:


Living with a facial difference


Speech therapy and speech samples