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Eugene Spring Communication Skills Group

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Parkinson's Resources of Oregon

within Eugene Mindworks

207 E. 5th Ave

Eugene, OR 97401

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Are you often asked to repeat a statement?

Do you feel like people don’t listen to you anymore?

About seventy-five percent of people with PD have changes in their speech, voice and swallowing at some point

during the course of the disease. The same PD symptoms that occur in muscles of the body, tremor, stiffness and slow movement - can occur in the muscles used in speaking: A soft voice, mumbled or fast speech, loss of facial expression and problems communicating. We have developed this program for you to pair with your treatment plan, for those who would like to improve their speech and communication abilities.

What can you do about it?

Most people get the best improvement with speech and swallowing when medications are paired with practice and exercises. That is why Parkinson's Resources of Oregon developed this program for those who would like to improve their speech and communication. A certified speech and language pathologist instructs the group through a series of activities, exercises, and discussions.

This program is not meant to replace speech therapy, but is a safe place to learn and practice new communication skills and memory strategies. It is appropriate for those who have completed the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment, (LSVT) as well as those who haven’t.

This Communication Skills Group is a 6 week class which will meet on Fridays from 4:45pm - 6pm starting March 1 and ending on April 5. Note this is a new format with classes meeting for 1 hour and 15 minutes and then meeting for 6 instead of 7 weeks.

Instructed by: Drew Douglass, MS, CCC-SLP

Drew has been teaching this class for 5 years. It is normaly offerred twice per year. He is trained in the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment and sees patients at Oregon Medical Group.

Location: Mid-Valley PRO office is within Eugene Mindworks. There is a large conference room. The office is on the 2nd floor. There is an elevator. The conference room entrance is on the left at the top of the stairs and right by the elevator. You may park in any of the lots marked for customers of the Market District.

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