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...

Speech, Swallowing, and Parkinson’s: How Much Do You Know?

Speech and Swallowing symptoms are common in Parkinson’s disease, yet, many patients fail to recognize or report problems due in part to their subtle onset. This week I’ve given you a fun way to increase your knowledge. Find the words in the puzzle and...

This Feels Too Loud…oh the tricks Parkinson’s plays on you

Hypophonia (low voice volume) is a common speech symptom for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. And, just like some of the motor symptoms which can come on gradually and pre-date a diagnosis, the changes in speech production can also have a subtle onset, hence, the...