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Today was the first day of the Advanced Cleft Palate, Speech, & Feeding Institute at Komfo Anokye Hospital.

Professionals from various parts of Africa are attending the workshop. Countries represented include Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Nigeria. After reviewing cleft palate material, the group had its first client! A motivated 3 year old attended her first speech therapy session post cleft palate surgery. She appeared determine to have her voice heard, regardless of the maladaptive behaviors used due to the cleft palate. After the group worked with the little girl and mother, we went to a cultural site to see paintings and wooden craft made by local Ghanian artists. Today was a success!

xoxo,
jade