Tag: Drooling

Worried Mom of Toddler

By Pam Marshalla

Q: I am a worried mom that is looking for some help. My son is 23 months. He’s been in speech therapy for about 2-1/2 months. We go twice a month for 30 minutes. He says no words and his sounds are limited. I suspect an oral motor disorder from the start, but the SLP is still just considering that as the problem. He has no difficulty eating, drinking or nursing. But he drools quite a bit, cannot use a…

Drooling – Young Children

By Pam Marshalla

Q: My 3-year-old son drools a lot. He had his tonsils and adenoids taken out recently. How can I get him to stop drooling? Kids drool a lot during the birth-to-three time frame. It’s very hard to say if this is a problem or not at this point, unless he has other significant developmental delays. Kids who drool too much do not swallow often enough. They also don’t keep their mouth closed when they shouldn’t have it open. Your child…


By Pam Marshalla

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….