Two Things People with Parkinson’s want you to Know

Each week, on Thursday, I host the LOUD® Crowd, a weekly speech group for persons living with Parkinson’s disease. Our group has been together for nearly 3 years, with many of the members attending weekly since we began, allowing for friendships and trust to evolve....

New!! Tongueometer Device Measures and Exercises the Tongue

True or False? The tongue is a bundle of muscles important for speech and swallowing. True or False?  Tongue strength can be impacted by age, injury, and neurological diseases and disorders. True or False? The Tongueometer (tongue-om-eter, pronounced like...

Hi-VOLT® 4 PD voice-on-light Frequently Asked Questions

The Voice Aerobics Hi-VOLT® 4 PD voice-on-light is a calibrated feedback tool designed to help individuals with hypophonia (too low/soft a voice) increase their vocal intensity, through practice, to a more normal level of loudness. How does it work? The calibrated,...

June is Dysphagia and Aphasia Awareness Month: take the quiz

Dysphagia and Aphasia are sound alike medical terms and the symptoms sometimes occur in the same patient, particularly following a stroke, but while the meanings are quite different, the impact on quality of life is equally devastating for some people. Dysphagia,...
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