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Numerous books have been written on various medical aspects of Parkinson's Disease. Until now, however, there has not been published a text which focuses specifically on the debilitating speech, cognitive-linguistic, and swallowing disorders associated with this disease.
The current body of literature in the field of speech pathology pertaining to the description, assessment, and management of the communication and swallowing difficulties experienced by people with Parkinson's Disease is extensive. However, the majority of this literature is published in research journal article format, or as individual book chapters in various books. The first of its kind, Communication and Swallowing Disorders in Parkinson's Disease condenses and organizes this information into an accessible format in order to provide a comprehensive understanding of these disorders and their management in this clinical population.
AudiencePrimary Subject: Speech and Language Pathology / Swallowing
Secondary Subject: Speech and Language Pathology / Neurogenics
Audience Level: Professional
Foreword by Mitchell F. Brin, MD
- Chapter 1: Parkinson Disease: Symptoms and Medical Management
Andrew Blitzer, Mitchell F. Brin, and Miodrag Velickovic
- Chapter 2: Neuropathologic Bases for Communication and Swallowing Disorders in Parkinson Disease
- Chapter 3: Speech Disorder in Parkinson Disease
- Chapter 4: Assessment and Treatment of the Speech Disorder in Parkinson Disease
Shimon Sapir, Lorraine Ramig, and Cynthia Fox
- Chapter 5: Cognitive-Linguistic Disorder in Parkinson Disease
Adrienne Hancock, Leonard LaPointe, and Brooke-Mai Whelan
- Chapter 6: Assessment and Treatment of Cognitive-Linguistic Disorder in Parkinson Disease
- Chapter 7: Swallowing Disorders in Parkinson Disease
Michelle Ciucci, Leslie Mahler, and David H. McFarland
About The Editors
Dr. Theodoros is Professor and Head of the Division of Speech Pathology, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
Dr. Ramig is a Professor in the Department of Speech-Language and Hearing Science (SLHS) at the University of Colorado-Boulder; a Senior Scientist at the National Center for Voice and Speech (NCVS), a division of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts; an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Teacher's College in New York City; and Founder/President of the LSVT Foundation, a non-profit organization.