Speech, Language, Hearing and Communication in children with Craniosynostosis: An overview – Sarah Kilcoyne

Craniosynostosis is a rare condition where a baby’s skull does not grow properly and their head becomes an unusual shape. Having craniosynostosis can affect breathing, hearing, speech, language development and feeding. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, speech and language therapists play an important role supporting children and young people with craniosynostosis and their families. Sarah will give us an overview of the role of the speech and language therapist in patients with syndromic and non-syndromic craniosynostosis.

This session was presented by:

Sarah Kilcoyne

Principal Specialist Speech and Language Therapist in the Oxford Craniofacial Unit and Chair of the NIHR Cleft and Craniofacial Clinical Studies Group