Collecting Voice Data at a Distance: VoiceEvalU8

Although I have offered Online Coaching for over 10 years, the onset of the pandemic in 2020, ushered in a whole new world of telehealth, including the ability of patients to access speech therapy treatment from the comfort of their home. Programs that I offer in...

Sometimes Breaking Up is Hard to Do

What are you Willing and ABLE to do? The question above is perhaps the most important questions for a patient who is referred to my practice. Speech therapy is often not easy. It demands commitment, home carry-over practice, and depending on your medical diagnosis,...

Speech Therapy and Parkinson’s: Do You Believe in Magic?

Merriam Webster defines magic as: the use of means (such as charms or spells) believed to have supernatural power over natural forces. To produce, remove, or influence by magic. Patients who come to my private practice with a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis may be newly...

Boost Your COREage with Respiratory Muscle Training

Recently I watched the movie Soul Surfer, about a young surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack. Surfers, snowboarders, and professional skateboarders are examples of athletes with incredible core strength. Core muscles improve your balance and stability, and in...

Improving the Feedback Loop in Parkinson’s Disease

“This feels too LOUD.” I feel like I’m shouting. Over the last 30 years of working with individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD) I have heard the statements above so many times, that you almost believe that it is one of the hallmark symptoms of PD. Researchers in...