Drooling, saliva production, and swallowing in cerebral palsy.

  title={Drooling, saliva production, and swallowing in cerebral palsy.},
  author={Jill E Senner and Jerilyn Logemann and Steven G. Zecker and Deborah Gaebler-Spira},
  journal={Developmental medicine and child neurology},
  volume={46 12},
Fourteen participants (six females, eight males) ranging in age from 7 years 11 months to 18 years 2 months (mean 11y 7mo) with a confirmed diagnosis of spastic cerebral palsy (CP) were included in the study. Participants included those who drooled (CP+, n=14); age- and sex-matched children with spastic CP who were dry to mild and never to infrequent droolers (CP-, n=14) as well as typically developing peers (CTRL, n=14) served as controls. Frequency of swallowing was measured by using… CONTINUE READING

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