Excessive drooling (sialorrhea) has been associated with a 10%-37% of children with developmental disabilities. Among children with cerebral palsy who attend special schools, the incidence is 58%. In a survey of parents of 1,437 children with cerebral palsy, approximately 50% reported that drooling is an issue for their child both physically and psychologically. 16% even stated that excessive drooling requires daily changes of clothing.
Many of the complications related to sialorrhea can generate health problems such as: