Mary Spremulli, MA, CCC-SLP, speech-language pathologist, and Owner of Voice Aerobics, will be hosting a webinar on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 12 pm EDT, titled: Speech Therapy and Beyond for Parkinson's Disease.
Mary, has over 25 years experience working with people with Parkinson's and related diseases, and the Voice Aerobics® program, created by Mary in 1999, was the first of several programs she developed with a goal of filling a gap for patients needing guidance with ongoing speech and voice practice.
The webinar will be one hour, and Mary will discuss individual speech therapy programs that are available for individuals with Parkinson's disease, and also some of the newer device interventions, apps, and community-based programs, including the Voice Aerobics family of products designed to be used at home, before, during, or after therapy.
The webinar is free, but registration is limited to 50 people. To register for the webinar and to find out additional information, please visit:
I appreciate these 14 short episodes featuring persons with Parkinson’s who share their PERSONAL experiences about a particular aspect of living with Parkinson’s Disease.
Department of Veterans Affairs, Employee Education System
PADRECC Parkinson’s Disease Education & Clinical Center
“My Parkinson’s Story” Film Library Video Series
Online educational media to increase awareness within the Parkinson’s Disease community and non-Movement Disorders specialists about commonly encountered clinical issues in people living with Parkinson’s Disease.
14 short episodes using patients who share their personal experiences about a particular aspect of living with Parkinson’s Disease. The patients were selected from the National Veteran’s Affairs Medical Healthcare system along with their local expert providers to create a library of clinical information using an online ‘webisode’ format.
Web Site with listing of all 14 Parkinson’s Disease webisodes:
When I’m bored or in a slump, learning something new revitalizes me. Gaining knowledge about Parkinson’s Disease makes me feel empowered. We are fortunate to have so many resources available to us at no cost such as webinars, seminars and videos. The following is a list that I’ve compiled for your learning pleasure:
May 2011, two hours, Stanley Fahn, M.D., H. Houston Merritt Professor of Neurology Director of the Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders Columbia University; & Lisa M. Shulman M.D., Professor of Neurology University of Maryland School of Medicine.
May 2013, two hours
Virgilio H. Evidente, M.D., Director of the Movement Disorders Center of Arizona & Rohit Dhall, M.B.B.S., M.S.P.H, Assistant Professor in the Division of Neurology and Director of the Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Clinic at Barrow Neurological Institute
July 2008, several hour-long sessions
Ronald Pfeiffer, M.D., University of Tennessee Health Science Center; Matthew Menza, M.D., Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Peter LeWitt, M.D., Henry Ford Hospital
June 2012, four one-hour sessions
James Beck, Ph.D., PDF; Claire Henchcliffe, M.D., D.Phil., NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center; Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, M.D., Baylor College of Medicine; Stewart A. Factor, D.O., and Melanie Pearson, Ph.D., Emory University
July 2010, one hour
Danna Jennings, M.D., Clinical Research Director, Institute for Neurodegenerative Disorders & Steve DeWitte, Business Executive, Graduate of PDF Clinical Research Learning Institute
October 2008, several hour-long sessions
,Sierra M. Farris, M.P.A.S., PA-C & Monique L. Giroux, M.D. Booth Gardner Parkinson’s Care Center; Jaimie M. Henderson, M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine; Jeffrey H. Kordower, Ph.D., Rush University Medical Center
May 2008, several hour-long sessions
Katrina Gwinn, M.D., Baylor College; Mark Stacy, M.D., Duke
University Medical Center; Clive Svendsen, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nutrition, Exercise and Other Therapies
Improving Communication in Parkinson's Disease:
April 2009, several hour-long sessions
Julie H. Carter, R.N., M.S., A.N.P., Oregon Health & Science University; Gammon M. Earhart, Ph.D., P.T., Washington University School of Medicine; Giselle Petzinger, M.D., University of Southern California; Concetta Tomaino, D.A., MT-BC, LCAT, Beth Abraham Family of Health Services
Kudos to the Davis Phinney Foundation for producing this 23-minute webinar on Vimeo featuring Roxann Diez-Gross, PhD, SLP-CCC, an expert on breathing and swallowing in those with Parkinson’s disease.
Dr. Diez-Gross shares practical techniques for improving breathing and swallowing, vital functions that can be affected by Parkinson’s disease. In this brief video, you will also find answers to questions such as:
When is the preferred breathing and swallowing pattern?
What are the stages of swallowing?
How are the eyes involved in the stages of proper swallowing?
What are the two vital functions of the mouth and throat?
How can saliva be controlled to prevent drooling?
How does the air in the lungs relate to the ability to swallow?
What is the meaning of aspiration?
What are the two refluxes for safety in swallowing?
How is the gag response related to swallowing?
How do you know that you might have a swallowing problem?