The purpose of this study was to examine speech-language pathologists’ general knowledge of four voice treatments (traditional speech therapy, the Lombard effect, SPEAK OUT!®, and the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment) used to remediate the vocal symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder therefore, it is important for clinicians to be educated about the voice treatments that can used to decrease the vocal symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This study was conducted by having members of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association fill out an online survey. The results indicated that speech-language pathologists who considered themselves to be voice disorder specialists were more familiar with voice treatments for the vocal symptoms of Parkinson’s disease than general speech-language pathologists.
Wiley, Angela M., "SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS’ KNOWLEDGE OF TREATMENTS USED TO REMEDIATE THE VOCAL SYMPTOMS OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE" (2016). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 7383.
Speech Pathology and Audiology
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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