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This book, first written in 1944, has achieved international acceptance, and the sixth edition represents only a part of Miss Morley's generous contributions to the field of speech. Improved techniques and earlier surgery have resulted in speech therapy changing from a hopeless struggle against insufferable odds to achieve speech which was at least intelligible, to that of postoperative assessment of speech which is developing gradually but surely toward the normal. Today, by the age of 4, most children have attained normal articulation, and speech therapy is required only in those few who have failed to do so.
In the sixth edition there has been substantial revision (in sections on orthodontic treatment and on damage to growth due to early surgery), reorganization (of much of the accumulated material), and addition (of information concerning palatopharyngeal competence, pressure tests, orifice measurements, lateral radiography, and cineradiography).
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C. J. Cleft Palate and Speech (ed 6). Arch Otolaryngol. 1966;84(2):239. doi:10.1001/archotol.1966.00760030241027
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