These links contain useful and relevant information about Addenbrookes Hospital, The Network and General information on cleft lip and palate.
Patient information leaflets
Cleft.NET.East resources are available online following the links below or via CUH patient information A-Z. Accessibility Tools offers this information in other languages, recited text and a range of accessible functions.
Information about Cleft.Net.East
- CLAPA - The Cleft Lip and Palate Association (opens in a new tab)
- Returning to treatment resources | CLAPA (opens in a new tab)
- NHS Choices - NHS information on cleft lip and palate (opens in a new tab)
- Cleft lip | CUH
- Advice for parents/ guardians of children with an unrepaired submucous cleft palate (SMCP) | CUH
- Addenbrooke's Hospital Combined Cleft Clinic | CUH
- Palate Investigation Clinic | CUH
- Please also see our selection of videos below.
Post babble info - useful resources
You may find the following online resources helpful:
For early babble activity ideas:
- Babble advice video (produced by the South West Cleft Team) (opens in a new tab)
- South West Cleft Service - University Hospitals Bristol (opens in a new tab)
- Show Me a Sound (produced by the Spires Cleft Centre) (opens in a new tab)
- The Babble Bag (produced by the South Wales Cleft Team) (opens in a new tab)
For tips and ideas to help support early language development:
For information on Glue Ear
If you would like any further advice before then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
An introduction to the Palate Investigation Clinic for young children.
In this video the palate lifts to close the gap between the mouth and the nasal cavity. This prevents air from escaping out of the nose during normal speech.
In this video the palate lifts but doesn't close the gap between the mouth and nasal cavity. Air escapes from the nose during normal speech.
This video is a very rough demonstration of increasing the length of the palate with a buccal flap operation. In this operation a flap of tissue is taken from the cheek and placed in between the hard and soft palate.
This video is a very rough demonstration of reducing the gap between the palate and the pharyngeal wall with a pharyngoplasty operation.