Swallow Prompt app

Swallow Prompt app

  • An app to help people who have difficulty remembering to swallow due to conditions such as Parkinson’s, brain injury or cerebral palsy.
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Swallow Prompt app By Speechtools Ltd


  • Reminders to swallow.
  • Tone or vibration reminders.
Clinical review 

4 star review

Read a clinical review below.

Security and privacy Does the app:
  • Collect medical information? No
  • Require a login? No
  • Have password protection? No
  • Have a privacy policy? No
  • Require internet access to use? No

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How to get the app

The app is a simple timer which provides a prompt or reminder to consciously swallow. It's useful for people who have difficulty remembering to swallow due to conditions such as Parkinson’s, brain injury or cerebral palsy. Users can set the frequency of the timer from every 1 second to every 6 minutes. The alarm can be set as a tone (sound) or a vibration so it's less intrusive.    

For the complete app description, go to the App website(external link) , Google Play(external link) or App Store(external link) or for a more detailed review, see reviews below.


✔ Adjustable timer from 1 second to 6 minutes.

Set reminders as a tone, vibration or both.

8 different sounds.

Listen over a wired or Bluetooth headset.

No information on other treatments for drooling (chewing gum to encourage swallowing, oral medication, sprays and Botox).

✘ Very limited information about the causes of drooling.


Clinical review

4 star review

: Jeremy Steinberg, GP, FRNZCGP
Date of review: July 2019
Platform: Android
Version: 3.0.2

Comments: Many people with Parkinson’s disease have sialorrhoea (the accumulation of saliva). This is thought to be due to infrequent and inefficient swallowing. These factors, as well as having a stooped posture and the tendency for the mouth to remain open in the disease can lead to drooling. This is a very simple but well-implemented app that works as an adjustable timer to remind users to swallow. It is missing information on other treatments for drooling such as chewing gum to encourage swallowing, oral medication, sprays and Botox. 
Safety concerns: None.
New Zealand relevance: Relevant to New Zealanders.

This app has been reviewed by other independent websites.
Swallow Prompt(external link) My Therappy, NHS, UK


  1. Drooling in Parkinson's disease: a novel speech and language therapy intervention.(external link) Int J Lang Commun Disord. 2001;36 Suppl:282-7.

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