Interactive online tool for managing craniofacial anomalies

A web-based interactive tool for cleft lip and palate speech and language assessment has been developed. An EC funded project, EUROCRAN has set out to solve problems associated with treating children with craniofacial anomalies (CFA) such as cleft lip through five inter-related work packages.

A European CFA Directory has been established in coordination with CFA research in Europe in order to promote quality improvement in clinical practice and research.

Through this effort, a multipurpose interactive EUROCAN website has been designed to advance and facilitate information exchange regarding CFA research within the EUROCRAN network. An online directory has been developed and made accessible on the EUROCRAN website: www.eurocran.org. Also included is a web-based survey and prospective registry of European patients with CFA. The interactive online speech archive designed for good practice and training in cleft lip and palate care has also been incorporated into the website.

The web-based interactive tool for CFA is the first of its kind and integrates speech examples from six European languages. The tool is useful for speech and language therapists and affected patients alike.

Contact Details
LOHMANDER, Anette (Professor)
Sahlgrenska Academy at GOETEBORG UNIVERSITY
Associate Professor
Department for Logopedics and Phoniatrics, PO Box 452
SE 405 30
GOETEBORG
SWEDEN
Tel: +46-31-773-6882
Fax: +46-31-823415

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