The Voice – Mary’s Blog

How Common is Drooling in Parkinson’s?

How Common is Drooling in Parkinson’s?

Some individuals newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, are surprised to learn that constipation, is a  common, prodromal symptom (a symptom that precedes a diagnosis) of Idiopathic Parkinson’s disease. This early presentation of dysautonomia (disorders of the...

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Practice Makes Perfect but Does it Apply to Speech?

Practice Makes Perfect but Does it Apply to Speech?

Definition of Practice: to perform or work at repeatedly so as to become proficient practice the act; to do repeated exercises for proficiency (source: Merriam Webster) We have all experienced times in our life when we practiced performing or perfecting a skill. We...

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Aphasia Recovery: how much therapy is enough?

Aphasia Recovery: how much therapy is enough?

It was long taught that when someone acquired aphasia* following a stroke or other injury to the brain, the most dramatic recovery in speech and language would occur within the first 6 months, and after that period of time further recovery would be unlikely. But,...

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You Are What You Say: our language use tells on us

You Are What You Say: our language use tells on us

As Americans gear up for the final weeks leading up to the presidential election, an assortment of rants, insults, name calling and other forms of verbal abuse will likely continue to be a part of the political landscape, representing a change in cultural norms that...

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Could You Speak Clearer in One Office Visit?

Could You Speak Clearer in One Office Visit?

A new patient asked:  "am I coming to see you to find out how bad my voice is?" "NO," I replied, "you're coming to find out how good it could be!" Research has shown us that vocal behavior is hierarchically organized and that different speech activities engage...

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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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  • Lingraphica® Aphasia Communication Device
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