22 Dec Assistive Devices for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

By Susan Becker, M.S. CCC/SLP Speech-Language Pathologist         As discussed in a previous blog entry, patients with Parkinson’s Disease develop problems with speaking and communicating. As the medical industry progresses, devices and tools become available to patients to help with communication. Below are several assistive devices that are available...

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12 Nov Dysphagia: What It Is and How A Speech-Language Pathologist Can Help

By Susan Becker, Speech Therapist           What is Dysphagia? Simply put, Dysphagia is difficulty in swallowing or the inability to swallow. Dysphagia may be present with the following conditions: Stroke Certain types of Cancer Respiratory difficulties (tracheostomy, COPD, Asthma) Neuromuscular disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, and more. There are different...

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