Swallow Prompt was designed to help people who have difficulty in managing their saliva, such as those with neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis who have reduced sensation. The app can be set to either vibrate or beep (externally or in a Bluetooth earpiece) at a set interval. This prompts people to swallow prior to saliva spilling from their lips.
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).
Although our apps may be purchased by individuals, we strongly advice people to use the apps in consultation with a qualified Speech and Language Therapist for overall communication or swallowing support and management.