Feeding & Swalloing Consultation
Babies born with cleft palate can’t properly swallow food or water.
We provide information and advices about how to ensure proper nutrition and manage feeding difficulties.
Giving tips for feeding a baby with cleft.
Safe surgeries on time
Surgery is a simple intervention that can greatly improve the lives and long-term productivity of cleft patients and their surrounding communities.
Through Operation Smile Jordan, thousands of patients born with cleft have been successfully treated through safe and quality surgical procedures.
We engage public-private partnerships to advance health care delivery, train local medical professionals to provide surgical care for patients in their communities.
Speech & Language Therapy
As part of Operation Smile Jordan’s post operative care, speech clinic was established as a continuation of the postoperative follow-up programs which are provided to patients after Cleft lip and palate surgeries. Since the opening of the clinic around 108 patients had been evaluated and 20 were scheduled weekly for treatment, in 2008, Clinic opened its doors to children with cleft conditions, as all treatment and consultations were provided for free for all patients.
After the 6 months postoperative follow up visit for each patient, our speech therapists evaluate and schedule the patients for a treatment plan with the consultation of surgeons to record any further surgeries needed during future missions, as each patient requires 1 to 3 years of treatment plan provided by our specialized speech therapists.
Scheduled patients come to the clinic once a week for their speech training session that also includes training for the parents to be able to continue the treatment at their home.