Journal article

Children with sialorrhoea in the absence of neurological abnormalities

H Johnson, J King, DS Reddihough

Child Care Health and Development | BLACKWELL SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2001


OBJECTIVE: To study the outcome of 21 typically developing children who had been referred to the Saliva Control Clinic at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne. METHOD: Information was collected on various aspects of the child's health, oromotor function and severity of drooling. A follow-up telephone survey was completed by the parents of these children after a mean period of 3.4 years. Information was gathered regarding their child's drooling, current health, oromotor status and the usefulness of the clinic. RESULTS: There was a statistically significant improvement (P < 0.01) in the saliva control measures analysed on follow-up. Thirteen children ceased to drool, three still drooled oc..

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