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March 1953

Cleft Palate and Speech.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1953;85(3):390. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1953.02050070402014

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For the speech therapist and the medical practitioner this book is a concise summary of the relation of speech treatment and its results to the palatal defect and its surgical correction.

The first three chapters present a brief review of the anatomy of the regions involved and a short review of cleft palate surgery. Chapter 4 outlines development of speech, both in normal and in cleft palate children.

The concluding sections give very detailed information on how the author valuates speech defects and what exercises and corrective measures are used to train or retrain the child to speak normally. Such lucid descriptions are refreshing to the reader accustomed to having specific therapy veiled in semisecrecy.

This book should continue to be a valuable short reference both for the speech therapist and cleft palate surgeon and a well organized source of information for the practitioner on the relation of speech and

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