This course will discuss the most recent insights into factors that may contribute to hypokinetic dysarthria in speakers with Parkinson’s disease. Further, studies on cued behavioral modifications (loud, clear, slowed speech) as treatment options for hypokinetic dysarthria in Parkinson’s disease will be discussed, including studies that specifically address these behavioral approaches for speakers with deep brain stimulation (DBS).
Course created on July 24, 2015
- After this course, participants will be able to list factors that may contribute to hypokinetic dysarthria in speakers with Parkinson's disease.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe at least two challenges for the assessment of speech in individuals with Parkinson's disease and how these challenges can be addressed.
- After this course, participants will be able to list at least two behavioral modifications that are evidence-based treatment options for hypokinetic dysarthria in speakers with Parkinson's disease without deep brain stimulation (DBS).
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the impact of deep brain stimulation (DBS) on speech in speakers with Parkinson's disease.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how behavioral modification treatments can be modified for speakers with Parkinson's disease and deep brain stimulation (DBS).
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction, Overview|
|10-20 Minutes||Characteristics of hypokinetic dysarthria, characteristics of Parkinsons disease|
|20-30 Minutes||Discussion of article 1: Factors that may contribute to hypokinetic dysarthria in speakers with Parkinson's disease|
|30-40 Minutes||Discussion of article 2: Behavioral modifications as treatment approaches for hypokinetic dysarthria in speakers with Parkinson's disease|
|40-50 Minutes||Discussion of article 3: The impact of DBS on speech in persons with Parkinson's disease and treatment options|
|50-55 Minutes||Summary and Conclusions|
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Antje Mefferd, PhD, CCC-SLP
Antje Mefferd, PhD, CCC-SLP is an Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her research interest is in speech physiology, speech motor control, and the effects of neurological conditions (e.g., neurodegenerative diseases) on speech performance. She is also interested in aging-related changes in speech performance. Dr. Mefferd has taught undergraduate courses in anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanisms and graduate courses in the area of neurogenic communication disorders (aphasia, dysarthria) and speech science.
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