Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery
An open access publication of Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
Users Online: 220  
Home | Subscribe | Feedback | Login 
  Navigate Here 
 »   Next article
 »   Previous article
 »   Table of Contents

 Resource Links
 »   Similar in PUBMED
 »  Search Pubmed for
 »  Search in Google Scholar for
 »Related articles
 »   Citation Manager
 »   Access Statistics
 »   Reader Comments
 »   Email Alert *
 »   Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed23059    
    Printed307    
    Emailed11    
    PDF Downloaded502    
    Comments [Add]1    

Recommend this journal

 

 ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 112--120

The use of Sanskrit, an ancient language, as a tool to evaluate cleft palate speech problems


Holy Family Hospital and Research Center, Bandra; Ramkrishna Mission Hospital, Khar; Saifee Hospital, Charni Road; Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Hearing Handicapped (AYJNIHH), Mumbai, India

Correspondence Address:
Kalpesh Gajiwala
1st Floor, Navaz Mansion, 25, Shahid Bhagatsingh Road, Mumbai - 400 001
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-0358.37756

Rights and Permissions

Speech is a complex process. The evaluation of speech in an individual with cleft palate is difficult, and the existing classification of phonemes is complicated. Sanskrit, an ancient language, has an arrangement of alphabets that is orderly and scientific and therefore provides a simple means to understand the production of phonemes and memorize them. This article demonstrates the inherent advantage of this arrangement of Sanskrit alphabets to effectively analyze defective cleft palate speech and provides a tool for surgeons to decide a course of action in their routine clinical practice. Improved insight into the speech defect by the surgeon also facilitates better coordination with the speech language pathologist in assessment and treatment of a child with cleft palate.






[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*


        
Print this article     Email this article

Site Map  |  Home  |  Contact Us  |  Feedback  |  Copyright and Disclaimer
Online since 11th March '04
Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow