COST conference, Sweden9 December 2014We were pleased to represent cleft research at the COST European conference in Sweden this week, to discuss the psychological impact of appearance concerns and how we can improve support around the world.
When there is more than a cleft23 September 2014The Cleft Collective’s Nicola Stock has been working closely with Dr Kristin Billaud Feragen, Clinical Psychologist and Post-Doctoral Researcher for the cleft team in Oslo, Norway, to investigate the psychological impact of additional conditions associated with cleft lip/palate. Such conditions may include genetic syndromes, autism, developmental delay, attention and/or hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD), specific language impairments, dyslexia and learning difficulties. We found a relatively high frequency (32%) of these conditions in a sample of 754 children with cleft.
$1 million for cleft research in New Zealand5 July 2014We are thrilled to announce that Dr John Thompson, who visited The Cleft Collective in April, has been awarded over NZD $1million to carry out cleft research in New Zealand over the next four years.
Appearance Matters #6 1 July 2014The Cleft Collective has a strong presence at the 6th 'Appearance Matters' biannual conference of the Centre for Appearance Research, based at UWE
A Better Day for Cleft Patients9 June 2014A fantastic article in The Telegraph, written by Tom Rowley, who was born with a cleft, reflects on how cleft care has changed over recent years. The Cleft Collective’s Jonathan Sandy, who was involved in the reorganisation of cleft care 15 years ago, was also interviewed for the article, along with Nicola Stock and Kerry Humphries.
Cleft lip/palate: what is the impact on siblings?23 May 2014As part of our ongoing work with CLAPA, we are carrying out a study about siblings of children with cleft lip and/or palate. Siblings and parents of children with cleft lip and/or palate are being invited for an interview with cleft researchers.