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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
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Approach and Management of Speech Problems in Parkinson's Disease

Length:60 MinutesCME Credits:0Release Date:Jul 01, 2023

Foundational / BeginnerInteractive

Program Description

In the Approach and Management of Speech Problems in Parkinson's Disease module, participants will understand the prevalence, characteristics of speech problems in Parkinson's disease as well as methods of assessment and treatment.


  • Non-motor Symptoms/Disorders
  • Parkinson Disease/Hypokinetic Movement Disorders
  • Therapies-Other


Elina Tripoliti, PhD, Tereza Tykalova, PhD

Course Purpose

This MDS Interactive module provides learners with information on the prevalence, characteristics, assessment, and treatment of speech problems in Parkinson's disease. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity learners will be able to:

1. Provide an overview of speech problems in Parkinson's disease.
2. Describe the main ways of evaluation of speech problems in Parkinson's disease in clinical practice.
3. Discuss and plan treatment of speech problems in Parkinson's disease based on functional aims for communication and participation.

Intended Audience


This activity is intended for clinicians, researchers, post-doctoral fellows, medical residents, medical students, allied health professionals with an interest in current clinical trends and approaches for diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders.

Accreditation Credit


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.



The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society designates this education activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.


This module will take approximately one (1) hour to complete. Upon watching the lecture, participants are required to complete the module evaluation. 

Method of Participation


Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed in the Accreditation Statement, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your board requirement.


Participants of this educational program will have the opportunity to claim their CME credits upon completion of the evaluation at the conclusion of the module. Please take time to complete the online evaluations as your input and comments are essential in planning future educational programs. The CME certificate is available immediately following the completion of the module.

Faculty Disclosure


All individuals in control of content for this activity are required to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies (as defined by the ACCME) over the last 24 months. Disclosure information is available below. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated in advance of this program.

Elina Tripoliti: Author

Nothing to Disclose

Tereza Tykalova: Author

Nothing to Disclose

Chandler Gill: Reviewer

Nothing to Disclose

Staff Disclosure

MDS staff members involved with the planning, development, and review of the content for this activity have no relevant affiliations or financial relationships to disclose.

Hardware and Software Requirements

1. Active Internet connection (DSL or Cable). Dial-up connection will have constant buffering problem.

2. Compatible with Windows PC and MAC (256 MB of RAM or higher)

3. Activity is best viewed on Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Safari 5.0 or higher and Firefox 29.0 or higher

4. Adobe Flash Player 12.0 (or higher).

5. Adobe Reader to print certificate.

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