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What do you need to know about speech therapy for Parkinson's disease?

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Parkinson’s can make it hard for you to talk, (dysarthria) or swallow (dysphagia). A speech pathologist or speech therapist can help treat both issues.

From: Parkinson's Disease and Speech Therapy WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 10/21/2018

SOURCES:

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Speech Therapy in PD."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Coping with Symptoms."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Speech & Swallowing."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Parkinson's Disease: Hope Through Research."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

SOURCES:

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Speech Therapy in PD."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Coping with Symptoms."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Speech & Swallowing."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Parkinson's Disease: Hope Through Research."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

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