John Dean – Parkinson’s and the SLP: Treatment Approaches for Voice, Speech, Language, Cognition and Other Issues
- John Dean
- 1 Hour 32 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- Nov 19, 2020
Motor symptoms in Parkinson’s, such as slowness of movement, rigidity, and tremor have long been the focus of identification, assessment, and treatment with rehab as well as with medications and surgery.
However, the problem is some of the earliest symptoms to appear—the non-motor issues—impact speech, language, and cognition and are often overlooked until these symptoms become more pronounced and visible. Also, of concern, many of these issues are not responsive to pharmacological or surgical intervention. This is where treatment with speech-language pathologists comes into play.
Join international Parkinson’s expert, John Dean, MA, CCC-SLP, as he helps you find the clinical answers you’ve been seeking for clients with symptoms that are not responsive to pharmacological or surgical intervention.
This workshop will be a fast-moving intensive look at a range of common communication and cognitive issues associated with Parkinson’s as they intersect with the speech-language pathology scope of practice, including voice and speech as well as language and cognition. You will learn how to skillfully implement a range of treatment approaches to meet your clients’ needs and goals!
|Manual – Parkinson’s and the SLP (3.5 MB)||40 Pages||Available after Purchase|
|Instructions for ASHA credit – Self-Study Only (64.4 KB)||Available after Purchase|
Hallmarks of Parkinson’s-Speech
- Quiet voice/hypophonia
- Sloppy articulation – excess noise due to frication
- Visualization of the vocal folds
- LSVT LOUD (formally Lee Silverman Voice Therapy)
- SPEAK OUT (Parkinson’s Voice Project)
- PLVT (Pitch Limited Voice Therapy)
Articulation Difficulties & Fluency Disorders
- Parkinson’s Swallowing
- Drooling and risk for swallowing dysfunction
- Potential impacts for each stage of swallowing
- Emerging tools and other possible ways to help
- Other interventions with strong evidence
Cognition – The Intersection of Language and Cognition
- Influence of other cognitive domains
- Set shifting
- Executive function
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John Dean, MA, CCC-SLP, has been specializing in the treatment of Parkinson’s and related disorders since 2007. In addition to clinical work, he has been involved in an array of Parkinson’s related projects ranging from the development of interdisciplinary Parkinson’s rehab networks for a large healthcare company, founding startups that build technologies for people living with Parkinson’s and even a stint as a member of the senior leadership at the Davis Phinney Foundation.
He resides in Lisbon, collaborating with Josefa Domingos to develop exercise activities that combine movement, voice, and cognition, as well as launching a startup that creates technologies to help scale up dual-task training for patients around the world.