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  • Aug 10, 2011
  • 09:48 PM

Children sought for cleft palate speech study: Researcher has new method of therapy

Kristi L. Nelson / Knoxville News Sentinel
The traditional treatment to help children born with cleft palates develop fewer speech problems isn't as effective as speech pathologist Nancy Scherer thinks it could be. So Scherer, a researcher at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, is studying a new method that she thinks will help normalize the speech development of such children before speech disorders become a hard-to-break habit.

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