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Reply To: Dribbling 5 year old

Sarah Barnett

Hi Katie

I’m wondering if the saliva pooling and spilling out is due to an open mouth posture. If so, why? Perhaps a motor issue, perhaps a sensory issue (but he’s able to catch it sometimes), or perhaps an ENT issue (history of glue ear) – is he a mouth breather, and if so, why? hope these questions might help?

I’ve found Nuffield multisyllabic words and phrases really effective. I’d consider phonological awareness awareness and intervention too – NAPA and NIPA are so practical and now available from Dr Helen Stringer, Newcastle University – https://www.ncl.ac.uk/ecls/people/profile/helenstringer.html

Merry Christmas!