SELF-CONTROL AND REINFORCEMENT IN THE MANAGEMENT OF A CEREBRAL-PALSIED ADOLESCENT'S DROOLING Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Self-control of swallowing and positive reinforcement were used to eliminate drooling of a non-vocal 16-year-old with severe spastic quadriplegia. Prompts for self-controlled swallowing appeared to be more effective than positive reinforcement. The effects of treatment were maintained at three-month follow-up, but not at six months. Drooling was eliminated again by prompts for self-controlled swallowing, and had not recurred one year after treatment had ended.

publication date

  • June 1987