Tag: Parkinson’s disease

How to slow down your speech: do we need a new approach?

Exceptionally fast talking isn’t rare. It’s even got a fancy scientific name: tachylalia. (It’s Greek, meaning “swift chatter”. ) I don’t like the term: It’s pointless jargon for excessively rapid speech. It sounds like a “disorder”, which is not always the...

/ 15 January 2017

Hungry Like The Wolf: How I help adult clients decide on speech therapy goals that matter (to them)

And now for something completely different. Sometimes you read a research paper that blows your mind and changes your whole clinical approach to helping people with communication problems. In this article, I share my thoughts on one such paper that...

/ 7 July 2016

Can LSVT LOUD help people with Parkinson’s Disease to swallow safely?

As an LSVT LOUD certified speech pathologist, I recently had the opportunity to attend a specialist training seminar on LSVT LOUD and swallowing problems for people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD).  The seminar was hosted by Leslie Mahler and Heather Hodges,...

/ 25 May 2015

People with Parkinson’s in Sydney: grab those dancing shoes and get moving!

When working with people with Parkinson’s Disease, “use it or lose it” is my mantra.  As an LSVT LOUD-certified speech pathologist, I’m passionate about helping people with Parkinson’s overcome their voice and speech problems – especially the very common problem of...

/ 2 February 2015

Parkinson’s Disease Update: Banter now certified to provide LSVT LOUD™!

Friday was World Parkinson’s Day.  And what better way to spend it than sitting an accreditation exam for LSVT LOUD™! As we explain here, LSVT LOUD™ is an evidence-based voice treatment for people with Parkinson’s Disease based on principles of motor...

/ 14 April 2014

So what do Speech Pathologists do?

That’s a question we get asked a lot.  I’m not surprised. Compared to other professions, like medicine or law, Speech Pathology is a young profession.  The scope of what we do keeps expanding as more research is published on speech,...

/ 16 February 2014