Just Talking Could Earn You $$ Parkinson’s and Related Diagnosis

Can they hear you now? Today’s speech recognition systems, such as voice assistants and translation tools, don’t always recognize people with a diversity of speech patterns often associated with disabilities, yet communication is crucial to everyday life and...

Is Your Patient a Candidate for Speech Vive a Wearable Device

Reduced speech intensity (hypophonia) is one of the cardinal motor speech features associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Hypophonia in PD is an important contributor to decreased intelligibility and has been attributed to vocal fold stiffness or weakness, reduced...

Parkinson’s and Spasmodic Dysphonia Survey: Share Your Experience

Opportunity to participate in research from home – anywhere in the US        Staying Connected through Communication Survey The University of Washington SPEAC Lab is looking for individuals with select communication-related diagnoses to answer survey questions about...

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,...