Catherine Crowley and Miriam Baigorri of Teachers College Columbia University developed the “Building Capacity: The Cleft Palate Speech Training Project” for local professionals to begin to acquire the academic and clinical skills needed to provide quality services to children with cleft lip and palate.
After an early morning bus ride back from Kumasi to Accra full of Anasi stories and songs, we arrived at Korle Bu Hospital to witness a surgery and to participate in the cleft palate clinic.
This morning we headed back to the Effiduase school to work with the students on making sequencing cards and supporting literacy.
Today was the first day of the Advanced Cleft Palate, Speech, & Feeding Institute at Komfo Anokye Hospital.
Today was the last day with our colleagues at the professional development retreat.
Our second day of PD was a co-op of students, teachers, and directors creating academically integrative approaches. And a dance finale.
Today, we left Accra and began our journey to Kumasi.
Today was an exciting day filled with fabric and bead buying galore!
Today was our last day working at Korle Bu Hospital. We had the opportunity to visit the audiology department and observe newborn hearing screenings.