Allied Health Sciences - The College of Allied Health

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
College of Allied Health
University of Oklahoma
Health Sciences Center
1200 N Stonewall, Room 3091
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-0901
Phone: (405) 271-4214,
Fax: (405) 271-1565,
Email: Department Contact

Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Clinic

Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Clinic was established in 1959 as an interdisciplinary clinic specializing in the evaluation of children and adults with cleft lip/palate and/or hypernasal speech. The clinic adheres to the Parameters for Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Cleft Lip/Palate or Other Craniofacial Anomalies of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.

Patients are evaluated by specialists in the fields of audiology, genetics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontia, pediatric dentistry, social work, and speech-language pathology. Evaluations by specialists in otorhinolaryngology (ENT), pediatric neurology, pediatrics, prosthodontia, psychology, radiology are also available as needed. Following the evaluations, the clinic team staffs each patient and provides individualized treatment goals. A timetable for the treatment is also provided to maximize the benefit obtained. Patients are followed in the Clinic until all goals are met.

Referrals to the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Clinic are accepted from a variety of sources including dentists, physicians, psychologists, speech-language pathologists, and other healthcare professionals. Self-referrals are also accepted. Patients come from all areas of Oklahoma and from adjacent states.

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Clinical Services in Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Clinic