Maryann Colby Trott, Alice Dye Maechtlen; The Use of Overcorrection as a Means to Control Drooling. Am J Occup Ther 1986;40(10):702-704. doi: 10.5014/ajot.40.10.702.
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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.
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