Welcome to the website of Oklahoma Cleft Lip/Palate-Craniofacial Teams in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. This site was developed by members of the teams for you as a parent of a child with a cleft lip and/or palate and other craniofacial differences. Whether your son or daughter is a newborn or an older child, dealing with the many issues surrounding their care can be confusing and at times overwhelming. It is natural for you to be anxious and to have many questions about your child's immediate needs and his or her long-term care. Our hope is to relieve some of your anxiety by answering many of the questions you may have.
The information contained in the following pages will describe the help that is available for you through The University of Oklahoma Cleft Lip/Palate-Craniofacial Team at the John W. Keys Speech and Hearing Center and The University of Tulsa Cleft Lip/Palate team at the Mary K Chapman Center of Communication Disorders. It will help you to:
While this information will answer many of your questions, we want you to know that members of the Cleft Lip/Palate-Craniofacial Team are available to answer any further questions you have and to be a resource for you. You don't have to wait for your next appointment to contact us. Please feel free to call or write to any member of our teams at any time.