Language outcomes are important

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7017.1432 (Published 25 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1432
  1. Anne Harding,
  2. Kim Harland
  1. Chair, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists specific interest group (cleft palate) Department of Human Communication, De Montfort University, Scraptoft, Leicester LE7 9SU
  2. Specialist speech and language therapist St Andrew's Centre for Plastic Surgery, Billericay, Essex CM12 0BH

    EDITOR,--Tony Markus and Peter Ward Booth report that the outcome of cleft lip and palate surgery in Britiain is poor compared with that in other European countries.1 It is regrettable that they refer only to the outcome measure of facial growth and make no reference to speech, which is recognised as an equally important indicator of the success of …

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