My 2 1/2 yr old son has recently been diagnosed with submucous cleft palate. It has been recommended that we do surgery to repair the cleft due to speech issues. It does not affect him in any other way other than the understanding of his speech. I'm a bit nervous. Although I do not want him to go through life unable to speak clearly, I'm afraid the surgery maybe unnecessary? I was just wondering if anyone else has had experience or knowledge of this procedure?