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Parkinson’s Disease - Characteristics, Shared Decision Making, Treatment and More

1.0 Hours
28
Audio

Course Description

When you think of Parkinson’s Disease, most people picture Michael J. Fox or Mohammad Ali, but what does Parkinson’s Disease or Parkinsonism look like in the general population? In this episode, Renee is joined by Amy Larocca, MS, CCC-SLP, who works primarily with People with Parkinson’s (PwP) and other neurological disorders. They will discuss how Parkinson’s disease treatment differs from other neurologic etiologies. Join us for a collaborative discussion regarding resources and community support for PwP and their loved ones.


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Objective

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

1
Describe three characteristics associated with Parkinsonianisms in the general population.
2
Explain two ways working with People with Parkinson’s differs from working with other neurologic etiologies.
3
Disucss two strategies for SLPs, families, and patients to live and thrive with Parkinson’s disease.

About Presenters

Renee Garrett

MSEd, CCC-SLP, CBIS

Renee Garrett is a native of Hampton Roads, VA. She graduated with her Bachelors and her Masters, both from Old Dominion University. She worked in a variety of medical settings, providing care for adults across the lifespan with dysphagia and a variety of communication and cognitive disorders. Renee has a special interest in cognitive retraining post-TBI. She holds certification as a certified brain injury specialist from the Brain Injury Association of America and is active in educating families, friends, and patients about dysphagia, communication, and cognitive disorders. She has served the Speech-Language-Hearing Association of Virginia in several roles, including president. She is the secretary for the Communication Disorders Foundation of Virginia. Renee is the recipient of the 2023 Darden Fellow award from Old Dominion University.

Amy Larocca

MA, CCC-SLP

Amy Larocca, MA, CCC-SLP is the owner and lead Speech-Language Pathologist at Polaris Speech & Neurological Rehabilitation, a hybrid private practice in Northeast Ohio. She brings 17 years of clinical and teaching experience to her patients and specializes in evaluating and treating patients with Parkinson's and other neurological diseases. She is trained in SPEAK OUT!®, Lee Silverman Voice Therapy, McNeil Dysphagia Therapy Program, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy and Manual Therapy for the SLP. She holds a Parkinson Foundation Team Training certification. Amy is on the Board of the Ohio Parkinson's Foundation Northeast Region, Contracts to provide classes at InMotion and is also the Chair of the planning Committee for the Parkinson Foundation Cleveland Moving Day.

Additional Information

Speechtherapypd.com
Intermediate Level
0.10 ASHA CEU

ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

Course Timeline

Timeline
10 min: Introductions and Backgrounds
15 min: Characteristics associated with Parkinsonianisms in the general population
15 min: Ways working with People with Parkinson’s differs from working with other neurologic etiologies
15 min: Strategies for SLPs, families, and patients to live and thrive with Parkinson’s disease
5 min: Q&A

Course Disclosure

The content of this course is based on the research and experience of the presenter. You are responsible to do your own research to determine if the information and skills taught are appropriate for your clients/students/patients.
Disclosure Statement for Renee Garrett
Financial Renee Garrett is a paid employee of a private consulting firm in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is the host of Brainstorms: Functional Neurorehab for SLPs and receives financial reimbursement from SpeechTherapyPD.com. She also receives financial compensation for this and other webinars on SpeechTherapyPD.com.
Nonfinancial Renée is the secretary for the Communication Disorders Foundation of Virginia.
Disclosure Statement for Amy Larocca
Financial Amy Larocca receives a salary from Polaris Speech and Neurological Rehabilitation who contracts with InMotion. Polaris Speech and Neurological Rehabiliation’s LOUD Crowd® is partially supported through grants from Parkinson Voice Project. She receives an honorarium for her appearance on this podcast from SpeechTherapyPD.com.
Nonfinancial Amy is on the Board of the Ohio Parkinson's Foundation Northeast Region. She is also the Chair of the planning Committee for the Parkinson Foundation Cleveland Moving Day.

Renee Garrett

MSEd, CCC-SLP, CBIS

Amy Larocca

MA, CCC-SLP

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