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Say ‘ahh’… assessing structural and functional palatal issues in children

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  • Contributors JOB took the photographs and drafted the manuscript, with support from NK, RPT and ATM. RPT diagnosed the submucous cleft palate.

  • Funding This work was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Practitioner Fellowship (1105008) and Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Speech and Language (SLANG) (1116976) awarded to ATM and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute Postgraduate Health Research Scholarship awarded to JOB. This work was also supported by the Victorian Government’s Operational Infrastructure Support Programme.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Ethics approval Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne Human Research Ethics Committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.