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Keywords

Cleft palate children--Education;

Abstract

One in 750 live births results in a baby born with a cleft lip and/or palate (CLP), making it the second most common birth impairment in the United States (Speltz, Endrig, Fisher, & Mason, 1997). Being born with a cleft lip and/or palate brings on many obstacles in a child's life.

Educators can help children born with cleft lip and/or palate by knowing: are there any correlations between how a child born with a cleft is treated by teachers and parents when it comes to teacher and/or parent expectations and perceptions; do children with clefts have distinct common personality or behavioral traits that lead to their success or struggles when it comes to academic and socialization skills; and what can teachers and parents do to help a child born with a cleft to positively influence his/her social skills and overall school success? The writer of this journal article sought out the answers to those questions to help educators of children with cleft lip and/or palate.

Year of Submission

2009

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Jill M. Uhlenberg

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Date Original

2009

Object Description

1 PDF file (vi, 24 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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