The Voice – Mary’s Blog

Talking and Walking with Parkinson’s in Syncopated Time

Talking and Walking with Parkinson’s in Syncopated Time

Syncopation in musical terms is described as "a disturbance or interruption of the regular flow of rhythm." A placement of rhythmic stresses or accents where they wouldn't normally occur. (Source Wikipedia) Syncopation is often used by dance teachers to mean...

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NEW! English and Country Folk Dancing Charlotte County

NEW! English and Country Folk Dancing Charlotte County

Dance Does a Body Good  In the late 1990’s I discovered Contra dancing. Contra dancing is a social dance that one can attend with or without a partner. The dancers form sets of two couples in long lines starting from the stage and going down the length of the dance...

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Speech Therapy: is it medically necessary?

Speech Therapy: is it medically necessary?

I had a recent patient with a medical diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, who is self-insured with a commercial payer. The payer, like many of them, does not always like to pay for needed services, and in fact looks for ways to NOT pay, despite the high monthly premium...

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Parkinson’s: What’s Patience got to do With It?

Parkinson’s: What’s Patience got to do With It?

Several years ago, when hosting monthly podcasts, I interviewed Carol Walton, CEO of the Parkinson Alliance, and Dr. Jeffrey Wertheimer, a neuropsychologist, who helps to design and interpret the Parkinson Alliance surveys which are distributed bi-annually to persons...

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#WomenAndParkinsons

#WomenAndParkinsons

For the 3 million women living with Parkinson’s  disease (PD) worldwide, there are no pink tulips raising awareness about the issues that are unique to women living with PD.

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Adjusting the “Sails” for Better Voice Production

Adjusting the “Sails” for Better Voice Production

With a speech-language pathology practice located in SW Florida, I have lots of patients who are boaters, and in fact a few patients who lived on their boats for 10 years or more while traveling the Caribbean. When these current or former sailors come to me with...

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Mary Spremulli of Voice Aerobics writes a monthly news article in the “Healthy Body” section of Florida Weekly

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