The goal of Burke's inpatient programs is to ensure that each patient makes the maximum recovery possible.
The Burke Medical Research Institute is developing new treatments for disabling diseases and injuries.
Burke offers physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as other outpatient programs.
Burke sponsors support groups, educational events and fitness programs for the community.
The Young Onset Parkinson’s Group will have a special guest speaker at its January 2014 meeting. Susan Wortman-Jutt, one of the therapists in Burke's Outpatient Speech-Language Pathology Department, will be giving a talk titled, "Voice and Speech Changes in Parkinson's Disease - Problems & Solutions."
Her presentation will cover typical changes in voice and speech as the disease progresses; the impact on the individual and family; evidenced-based treatment including the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment Program for Parkinson's disease; conflicting research data on effectiveness of deep brain stimulation; and ways family and friends can make communication easier.
For more information about outpatient speech therapy, please contact (914) 597-2288. For information about the support group, visit the Young Onset Parkinson's Group page or attend the next meeting.
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Billings Building, Rosedale Room
Contact: George and Norma Jensen, 914-667-3952