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