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...

Does Medicare Pay for This? FAQ about therapy and insurance

In my 30 years of working as a speech-language pathologist in Florida, the first question I get from almost every new patient when contacting them to schedule an appointment is: “does Medicare pay for this?” My private practice serves adult patients only, and because...

A Hard Pill to Swallow: when taking medications pose a risk.

Anyone attending a Parkinson’s support group meeting or seminar will recognize the familiar sound of alarms going off signaling time to take medication. And what follows is a common sight. A pill gets popped into one’s mouth with a sip of water, leaving me...

No Excuses! Telepractice Brings Speech Therapy to YOU!

Communication changes are almost inevitable for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), and because of this, routine referral of people newly identified with PD should be the norm rather than delaying until significant speech and voice changes develop ....