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Research Article  |   October 1986
The Use of Overcorrection as a Means to Control Drooling
Author Affiliations
  • Maryann Colby Trott, MA, is a teacher at Chaparral Elementary School, Albuquerque Public Schools, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87120
  • Alice Dye Maechtlen, MA, is Assistant Principal at Atrisco Elementary School
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Research Article   |   October 1986
The Use of Overcorrection as a Means to Control Drooling
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 1986, Vol. 40, 702-704. doi:10.5014/ajot.40.10.702
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 1986, Vol. 40, 702-704. doi:10.5014/ajot.40.10.702
Abstract

Excessive drooling in severely retarded students is a common classroom problem. This report presents a short, easy-to-execute correction procedure consisting of cleaning up saliva and pressing a tissue under the lips to decrease drooling. The procedure was used with a severely retarded girl who did not have any severe motor deficiencies. The procedure includes praise for a dry face. The procedure did decrease drooling, and the results were maintained over a 3-month period.