SpeakEasy4PD: A Successful Community Based Program

Most people with Parkinson’s or related diagnosis most likely know that speech and swallowing problems are common non-motor symptoms, and may be present early or late in the disease progression. And while several speech therapy program have been developed to...

Aspiration the Boogieman of Dysphagia: What You Should Know

From time to time, a patient comes to me for treatment of their dysphagia (swallowing problem), but they have undergone a video-swallow study elsewhere. The disadvantage to me in those circumstances, is that I do not have access to the actual video to review. A...

Speech Therapy Goals: Mine or Yours?

At the onset of any therapy whether for speech, swallowing or both, I am required to establish a treatment plan which includes short- and long-term goals which include a time frame for attainment, such as 30 or 60 days. Treatment goals are based in part on my initial...