Children With Cleft - School Years

The team will continue to monitor development and hearing. If your child has an alveolar cleft, or an opening in the gumline, we would most likely plan to close the cleft and fill the gap with bone harvested from the hip, known as an Alveolar Bone Graft. If your child has nasal quality to speech, a Surgery for Velopharyngeal Incompetence may be required.