The Cleft and Craniofacial Centre is the only dedicated comprehensive service in Singapore for the treatment of head, face and neck abnormalities in children. These conditions could be due to birth defects, accident or injury, or inappropriate growth and development. Optimal treatment of these conditions requires comprehensive, inter-disciplinary treatment planning and management to achieve maximum rehabilitation. Patients also need to be on long-term follow-up as the treatment spans the entire childhood and teenage years.
Range of Services
As a referral centre for the management of specific congenital and non-congenital conditions we specialise in managing:
In accordance with the American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association’s Guidelines on Parameters for the Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Craniofacial Anomalies, this centre:
A specifically designated Speech Room at the centre is fitted with advanced video and audio equipment to assess and treat children with speech problems. A special one-way mirror allows parents and doctors to observe the treatment in an unobtrusive manner.
The centre has a vibrant, child-friendly theme and a play area to keep children entertained while waiting for their treatment.
Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery
We also provide elective and emergency treatment and surgery for hand anomalies, physical defects resulting from trauma and infection, and care of minor degree burns.
Craniofacial Speech and Language Therapy / Speech Pathology
We have a dedicated team of speech and language therapists at KKH who work with the Cleft and Craniofacial team to provide integrated management for individuals with cleft and craniofacial anomalies.
Our specialist speech and language therapists provide routine and comprehensive follow-up from infancy to monitor speech, language and feeding development. Regular therapy is introduced from childhood through to adulthood should any feeding, speech, resonance, and/or language difficulties be detected. In addition, assessment and intervention are also provided to individuals with resonance disorders that do not seem to be related to any structural abnormalities, as well as individuals with genetic syndromes with associated craniofacial malformations.
Besides daily speech and language therapy sessions, we offer:
Speech and language therapy rooms at the Centre are fitted with advanced audio and video equipment to assess and treat the patients under our care. A special one-way mirror allows caregivers and professionals to observe the treatment in an unobtrusive manner.
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