ACT for Yorkshire Ltd - Speech & Language Therapy for adults with neurological conditions

ACT for Yorkshire Ltd - Speech & Language Therapy for adults with neurological conditions

ACT for Yorkshire Ltd - Speech & Language Therapy for adults with neurological conditions

Speech & Language Therapy for adults with neurological conditions

Parkinson's Disease

About 80% of people with Parkinson's develop problems with their speech or voice (known as dysarthria or dysphonia). Many people also develop problems with eating, drinking and swallowing (dysphagia). The NICE guidelines and PD UK stress that early referral to a Speech and Language Therapist, with regular therapy and ongoing practice will help to maintain communication skills.

With Parkinson's you may find that:

 

Our Speech & Language Therapy can help you by:

Providing LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment) which is the 'gold standard' therapy to improve voice and speech in people with Parkinson's Disease. This intensive treatment is recommended for people with PD in the NICE guidelines.

Providing other therapies to improve the intelligibility of your speech; working on breathing, volume, pace and better awareness of your speech in conversation.

Providing therapy via individual sessions or within a small group of other people with Parkinson's. Group therapy helps you to practise using your 'better' speech in conversation and maintain skills learned.

Helping you to manage your eating, drinking and swallowing problems; including problems controlling saliva and swallowing tablets.

Monitoring changes and assisting with the provision of an appropriate aid for communication if necessary.


You can also find useful information from these sites

www.parkinsons.org.uk
www.lsvtglobal.com
www.msatrust.org.uk
www.pspassociation.org.uk
www.nice.org.uk