The Voice – Mary’s Blog

Has Parkinson’s Got Your Speech Caught in a Speed Trap?

Has Parkinson’s Got Your Speech Caught in a Speed Trap?

Last week while driving home from work on one of my usual routes, I got caught in a speed trap. When I told a few patients about it, no one was surprised, as they have seen me zipping around in my little FIAT. Fortunately, the police officer was kind, and only gave me...

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Parkinson’s and Voice: Express Yourself

Parkinson’s and Voice: Express Yourself

When you were a child it's likely that your parents told you it was impolite to stare at others, and yet, staring at faces is exactly what I often do. A few years ago while participating in a conference,  I conducted a Voice Aerobics® class. The class was well...

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

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  • Voice Aerobics® – 3-Part Workout
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