Brooklynn Koeller couldn’t wait to start preschool this fall — and she wasn’t taking no for an answer. As an only child, she was excited to make friends and learn her colors, letters and numbers alongside them. The strong and determined little girl wasn’t going to let her speech delay quiet her determination to […]
Beyond the impact on a child’s physical appearance, correcting a cleft lip and palate can aid in the ability to speak, chew and swallow. In this Children’s Channel video, Ananth Murthy, MD, director of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the treatment of this birth defect.