Month: May 2006

Drooling

By Shanti McGinley

Q: My 3-year-old client with cerebral palsy continues to have so much saliva when he speaks. I am seeking information about how to address all the saliva and bubbles that he produces during speech. The¬†key is to help your client: Suction and swallow more often during everyday activities Suction and swallow with greater efficiency Maintain lip closure during oral rest The real help is found by doing oral-motor and feeding work. Medications or surgery sometimes are necessary in severe cases….