Term Cleft Lip/Palate Clinics
Code LT-1750.1550
Definition Programs that provide comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for children born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial anomalies. Services are generally provided by a multidisciplinary team which may include lactation specialists who offer assistance with feeding problems; speech and language pathologists who offer advice on ways to encourage normal speech development and help the child with speech and language problems that may develop; audiologists and ear, nose and throat specialists (otolaryngologists) who provide services related to hearing and ear care; plastic surgeons who perform cleft lip/palate surgery; orthodontists and pediatric dentists who provide information about future dental needs; maxillofacial prosthedontists who replace missing teeth or develop appliances to improve speech; genetic counselors who help the family understand the origins of the problem; and social workers who provide assistance with coordination of services, information about hospitalizations, and referrals for parent-to-parent support.
Created 11/9/05
Changed 10/15/07
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See Also References Genetic Counseling (LJ-2000.2500)
Otolaryngology (LV-6400)
Pediatric Dentistry (LV-1600.6400)
Pediatric Feeding Disorders Programs (LT-1750.6350)
Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery (LV-8300.6550)
Speech and Hearing (LR-8000)
External Classification Terms Ambulatory & Primary Health Care (NTE E30)
Health (CAN HC-300)
Health Care (AIRS HC-300)
Outpatient Medical Care (UW
Patient Care/Health Care Delivery (NPC E09)
Related Concepts Children and Youth
Early Childhood Programs/Services
Physical Disabilities
Facet Service
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