Dr. Williams, Dr. Marchand (anesthesiologist), with clinical coordinator/nurse Flor, screened the 60 children today with the help of hospital nurses, Rotarians, Red Cross volunteers and speech pathologists! Susan and I screened 20 children for speech. About 4 of the patients from last year will come back this week and next for speech therapy, who had palate repairs last year. A few others need speech therapy but live to far to stay the whole week or two, so we saw them yesterday for therapy and they will return for 1-4 visits over the next 2 weeks.
3 of the children and normal speech and voice quality and don't need any speech therapy as a result of having their palates repaired here last year! Great palate repairs by Dr. Williams!
Today, Susan and I begin the task of screening 14 more children from last year who had speech therapy! Hopefully a few more of the 14 who had surgery last July also stop by for speech screening. We have children starting therapy this morning at 8 AM in addition to the speech screenings- going to be a busy day!
We took MANY, MANY more pictures but my computer loads them so slowly and our internet access is fleeting at times, this is what I could load more quickly!
More to come....