Journal article

Drooling in children with neurodisability: A survey of Australian speech-language pathologists' practice

Michelle Mcinerney, Dinah S Reddihough, Paul N Carding, Christine Imms

International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Purpose: In the absence of evidence-based guidelines, this study sought to understand current speech-language pathologists' (SLPs) practice when treating drooling in children with a neurodisability.Method: Descriptive research using cross-sectional survey methodology. Online survey methods were used to obtain specific information on Australian SLPs' self-reported assessment and treatment practices relative to working with children with neurodisability who drool. Questions focussed on level of expertise, treatment approaches and barriers to evidence-based practice (EBP) in this area. Participants were sourced through three targeted associations/organisations. Data were analysed using descript..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence - Cerebral Palsy (CRE-CP)


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by funding through a doctoral scholarship from the Australian NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence - Cerebral Palsy (CRE-CP) ([No. 1057997]).