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Cleft service patient information leaflets

This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Alveolar bone graft (ABG) – information for parents, carers and children

Description
This leaflet is about the alveolar bone graft (ABG) operation. We hope it will help you explain the procedure to your child.

Clefts - talking about your babys cleft

Description
This information booklet has been given to you to try to help answer some of the questions you may have about talking about your baby's cleft lip and possible cleft palate. It covers talking to family and friends, being out and about with your baby and talking to your child as he or she gets older.

Jaw (orthognathic) surgery

Description
This leaflet aims to answer your questions about having jaw surgery. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives.

Nasopharyngeal airway – what is a nasopharyngeal airway?

Description
The aim of this information sheet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about having a nasopharyngeal airway. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives of the procedure as well as what you can expect when your child comes to hospital.

South Thames Cleft Service – the clinical psychology team

Description
This leaflet provides you with information about the South Thames Cleft Service clinical psychology team and how we can help you.

South Thames cleft service for adults

Description
This leaflet will tell you what the cleft service do, as well as what to expect from your first multi-disciplinary team (MDT) appointment.

speech and language advice after your baby's cleft operation

Description
This leaflet explains why speech and language therapy is very important after a baby's surgery, and gives advice and tips on how to help them develop their speech.

Velopharyngeal dysfunction - Information for parents and carers

Description
This leaflet explains more about velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD) and provides general guidance for parents/carers.
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