Webinar: Speech, Voice and Parkinson’s
With John Dean
This webinar was recorded live on January 19, 2021.
Speech and voice impairments are common among those living with Parkinson’s. As many as 90% of people with Parkinson’s experience difficulties such as “hypophonia” (soft speech) or a more monotone, raspy or breathy voice. Speech can become less intelligible and can make communication difficult, especially if paired with facial masking (a decrease in facial expression). It will come as no surprise then that speech and voice impairments can impact quality of life.
In this interactive session with Speech and Language Pathologist John Dean, you will learn about the various speech challenges related to Parkinson’s and, more importantly, what you can do every day to train your voice, improve your speech, and communicate more fluidly and clearly.
Your Instructor for the Webinar
John Dean is a speech language pathologist, specializing in the treatment of Parkinson’s and related disorders, with certifications in LSVT LOUD, SPEAK OUT, and Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery. He has been involved in several Parkinson’s-related technology projects and startups, developing tools to improve the quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s.
Previously, he was the founder of a network of interdisciplinary Parkinson’s rehab programs modeled upon the ParkinsonNet program from the Netherlands and developed several networks of interdisciplinary Parkinson’s teams based upon this model for a large skilled nursing company in the US. Currently based in Portugal and Cincinnati, when he’s not leading his current startup, Triad Health AI, he can be found riding his bike and sampling local wines.