2nd Speech and Swallowing in Parkinson's Disease School
Elina Tripoliti, PhD and Patricia Limousin, MD, PhD
Dysarthria in Parkinson’s disease (PD) is primarily characterized by hypophonia and dysprosody. It worsens during the disease progression with a poor and variable response to pharmacological and /or neurosurgical treatments. Swallowing and saliva production is often affected, with impact on quality of life and social participation.
The main objective of the 2nd Speech and Swallowing in Parkinson’s Disease School is to provide an opportunity for clinicians and researchers interested in speech, swallowing and saliva problems to share the most recent knowledge on the clinical management of these areas. The four main themes are:
- Use of technology for assessment and treatment
- Atypical parkinsonism
- Social participation (how to measure and manage effectively)
- Pharmacological and surgical management of PD
The program is designed as a 2-day school in order to provide an opportunity for small group workshops and patient participation.
We look forward to an inspiring event, and a special opportunity to discuss speech, swallowing and saliva issues in PD and parkinsonism in a multidisciplinary team.
- Discuss the neurological bases of normal speech production and speech impairment in PD and atypical parkinsonism
- Assess speech impairment and swallowing impairment in PD and its implications on social participation
- Select and design a rehabilitation program targeting speech and/or swallowing impairments in PD patients
- Consider technological advances for assessing and treating and monitoring speech and swallowing problems
- Appreciate the challenge of treating speech impairment as part of a multidisciplinary team
- Consider patient-reported outcome measures as part of the evaluation and follow-up program of management
- Identify how and when speech therapy can be fully effective according to disease progression and in association with medical and/or surgical treatments
Speech therapists and speech pathologists; neurologists and ENTs; heath professionals specialized in PD management; speech scientists, and neuroscientists
The Institute of Neurology
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
33 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG
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