Dating someone with cleft palate

dating someone with cleft palate

How do people with cleft lips and/or palates interact with others?

The adults we spoke to who were born with a cleft lip and/or palate had a variety of experiences when interacting with others. They talked about differences in the level of comfort that other people showed when meeting or mixing with somebody who either looked different, or sounded different or who had hearing difficulties.

What do adults think about comments about cleft and its symptoms?

They believed that negative comments about cleft and its associated symptoms were usually based on ignorance and fear rather than intentional cruelty. The adults we spoke to were open about answering questions about their cleft and were happy to addressing comments from members of the public as this can help raise awareness of the condition.

What should I do if people pick on me for cleft palate?

I would say to other people who have got a cleft palate and who aren’t sure what to do, I would say to just be very open and honest and not take anything to heart if people do pick on them. Because obviously, as long as you’re OK with how you look, that’s really what matters.

How has having a cleft lip helped you in life?

So that sort of helped me. People born with a cleft may have hearing difficulties. This can affect the sound of the voice and therefore affect social interactions. Those with hearing problems may wear hearing aids and lip read to improve their communication with other people.

What is a cleft palate?

A cleft palate is an opening or split in the roof of the mouth that occurs when the tissue doesnt fuse together during development in the womb. A cleft palate often includes a split (cleft) in the upper lip (cleft lip) but can occur without affecting the lip.

Is cleft lip unilateral or bilateral?

Cleft lip may be unilateral or bilateral. A baby with a cleft lip may also experience a cleft in the roof of the mouth (cleft palate). Cleft palate A cleft palate is an opening or split in the roof of the mouth that occurs when the tissue doesnt fuse together during development in the womb.

What are the challenges of cleft lip and palate?

Children with cleft lip with or without cleft palate face a variety of challenges, depending on the type and severity of the cleft. Difficulty feeding. One of the most immediate concerns after birth is feeding. While most babies with cleft lip can breast-feed, a cleft palate may make sucking difficult. Ear infections and hearing loss.

Can a psychologist help with cleft lip and/or palate?

Most specialist cleft teams have a clinical psychologist who can offer more specific support to families as well as to adults who themselves have a cleft lip and/or palate. However, some of the families who believe they would have benefited from psychological support did not know they could get this help from the cleft service.

What is it like to care for a child with cleft lip?

Some parents find the impact of caring for a child born with a cleft lip and/or palate to be overwhelming. It is a very emotional process and parents may become depressed. Most specialist cleft teams have a clinical psychologist who can offer more specific support to families as well as to adults who themselves have a cleft lip and/or palate.

What is it like to have a cleft lip and palate?

It is a very emotional process and parents may become depressed. Most specialist cleft teams have a clinical psychologist who can offer more specific support to families as well as to adults who themselves have a cleft lip and/or palate.

Can a psychologist help with cleft lip and/or palate?

Most specialist cleft teams have a clinical psychologist who can offer more specific support to families as well as to adults who themselves have a cleft lip and/or palate. However, some of the families who believe they would have benefited from psychological support did not know they could get this help from the cleft service.

How many babies are born with cleft lip and palate?

About 1 in every 1,600 babies is born with cleft lip with cleft palate in the United States. About 1 in every 2,800 babies is born with cleft lip without cleft palate in the United States. About 1 in every 1,700 babies is born with cleft palate in the United States. 1

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