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Cleft palate children--Education;


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.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Jill M. Uhlenberg


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