Cleft lip or palate is a facial defect causing a cleft that is either unilateral or bilateral. It is easily corrected surgically, and with special services like speech therapy, occupational therapy and a team approach these children do very well with complete recovery.
My referral is a special needs newborn with bilateral clubfoot. What is this condition and is it correctable? Clubfoot is a very common birth defect. It appears more commonly than any other birth defect. Approximately one baby in 300 is born with a clubfoot and there seems to be a greater number of boys to […]
Significant exposure to alcohol during pregnancy to an infant may be associated with a broad spectrum of developmental problems that can range from learning disabilities to severe mental retardation. In order to properly make the diagnosis of Fetal alcohol syndrome, there should be documented prenatal maternal alcohol consumption as well as some of the following signs and symptoms:
“What challenges can be expected when arthrogryposis is indicated on the adoptive child’s medical record?” Arthrogryposis refers to a symptom complex characterized by multiple joint contractures present at birth. This is a description of what we see when the child is born. It is usually caused by decreased fetal movement of whatever etiology. This is […]
Goldenhar Syndrome The main features of this condition are a unilateral under development of one ear associated with under development of the jaw and cheek on the same side of the face. When this is the only problem it is normally referred to as hemi-facial microsomia but when it is associated with other abnormalities, particularly […]