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 Skill Group is a 10 week class
Mondays 10:00 am - 11:00 am
March 13th- Mary 15th
Julia Robinson, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist from Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Date and Time
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
2801 North Gantenbein Avenue
Outpatient Neurological Rehabilitation - Bld 3
Portland, OR 97227