What other ailments is a fetus with cleft palate likely to suffer from?
Most children with cleft palate develop in a normal way unless there are problems associated with the cleft.
The cleft palate often occurs as a part of a larger syndrome and most of these syndromes also include learning disabilities. Children with a cleft palate may have a slightly increased risk of having learning disabilities, especially difficulty to learn how to read.
Depending upon the type and severity of the cleft, children with orofacial clefts may face different challenges in life, which include: