Swallow Prompt has been designed to help people who have difficulty in managing their saliva (drooling), such as those with neurological conditions such as Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis who have reduced sensation. Swallow Prompt can be set to either vibrate (not supported on iPad) or beep (a wired or bluetooth headset is recommended) at a set interval. This prompts people to swallow prior to saliva spilling from their lips.
*** Reviewed and recommended by Parkinson's UK ***
Read the full review here - https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/information-and-support/swallow-prompt
A journal article published in the International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders in 2001 found that when people with Parkinson’s Disease used a swallow reminder their saliva management improved. (Drooling in Parkinsons’ disease: a novel speech and language therapy intervention. Int J Lang Commun Disord. 2001;36 Suppl:282-7. Marks L, Turner K, O'Sullivan J, Deighton B, Lees A).
Swallow Prompt can be used during normal device usage (but not phone calls) and also when your device is in standby mode and the screen is off in order to preserve battery charge.
If you wish to provide any feedback we would be delighted to hear from you. Please email us at email@example.com.
Our lead Speech and Language Therapist is Samantha Brady who qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2001 (PGDip, City University) and gained her Masters in Speech and Language Therapy in 2006 (MSc, City University). She has a wealth of experience of working as a Speech and Language Therapist in a variety of settings and her area of clinical expertise is adult neurology and voice. Samantha is a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT), HPC Registered (SL10250) and Lee Silverman Voice Treatment Certified (LSVT).
Updated for iOS 13
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Success with 8yr old Child with CP on first trial!
I am a pediatric OT and had a child I was working that had no awareness when saliva was pooling in her mouth or when her chin was wet. She follows verbal directions. I told her to swallow when she felt the tickle (vibration). I placed my IPhone in the hood of her jacket. It worked! This was the first time that she had a dry chin for 30 min. Prior to this she went through 3-4 wet bibs while in school. I am telling all of my OT friends about it. Best app that I have purchased related to my profession.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.