Nearly 47 million people worldwide have Alzheimer’s disease (AD). With no cure in sight, the involvement of the speech language pathologist is becoming essential to maximize cognitive-communication functioning at all stages of the disease process.
As a speech language pathologist, I understand the value of educating about speech, language, voice and swallowing disorders. In this article you will learn how to identify the signs of speech and language disorders in adults and get the help that you or your loved one may need.
During winter time we have to take extra special care of our voices to prevent laryngitis and other voice problems from occurring. It’s the time of year when we go to holiday parties and talk loudly over background music. We may also indulge in beverages containing caffeine/alcohol and eat large meals. These are all irritants that can make us prone to developing hoarseness and other vocal pathologies. Read on to learn how you can prevent voice problems from occurring.
Approximately 1 million people in the United States have Parkinson’s disease. Of those, up to 90% of individuals with Parkinson’s disease experience voice and speech problems at some point during the course of their disease affecting their quality of life. There is a way to help improve communication skills and quality of life with individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Read on to learn how.
The internet brings us everything we want or need. A box of granola bars? Click. A new tv? Click. How about a birthday present for the party this weekend? Click. If you are in the group of the vast majority of Americans who enjoy the convenience that online shopping brings, then it’s time for you to consider telepractice as an option for you or your loved one to receive your speech, language, voice or swallowing services.
You may hear other terms used such as telemedicine, online therapy, teletherapy, telespeech, etc., but they are all referring to the same concept. With telepractice a person in need of speech, language, voice or swallowing therapy/evaluations will receive all of the benefits of high-quality in-person therapy with without having to travel to a clinic or hospital to receive the services.
Individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) often complain of vocal changes, specifically changes in vocal quality or volute. According to the National Center for Voice and Speech approximately 75-90% of individuals with PD have speech or language problems at some point in the course of their disease.
June is National Aphasia Awareness Month. Stroke is the most common cause of aphasia, which is a language disorder that affects the ability to communicate (speaking, understanding, reading, and/or writing).