Letters Childhood language and speech impairments

Excluding the bifid uvula in children with speech impairment

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3362 (Published 24 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3362
  1. Marc C Swan, consultant plastic and cleft surgeon,
  2. Carrie Luscombe, principal speech and language therapist,
  3. Timothy E E Goodacre, consultant plastic and cleft surgeon
  1. 1Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Spires Cleft Centre, Children’s Hospital, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU, UK
  1. marc.swan{at}nds.ox.ac.uk

Although structural speech disorders were not the subject of Reilly and colleagues’ excellent review of common childhood language and speech impairments,1 we think that a visual examination of the hard and soft palate should be a routine part of the assessment …

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