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Your child's development

The majority of children born with a cleft lip and/ or palate develop completely normally. Common concerns with any preschool child include:

  • Behavioural issues around feeding and sleeping
  • Emotional worries
  • General development
  • Settling into nursery and school

Parents of children with cleft lip and/or palate may have particular concerns about issues related to their child's appearance. Clinical psychologists can work with families on any of these issues and, if appropriate, refer on to other services.

Your child's development