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Raise Your Voice-Virtual Speech Program

May is better speech and hearing month! Join APDA Virginia for a 4-week virtual program to learn strategies and exercises to overcome speech and swallowing challenges with Parkinson’s Disease.

About the Facilitator:

Alyssa Kiernan is the owner of Shore Therapy Group in Chesapeake, Virginia. She has been providing speech therapy services since 2013. She has a Certificate of Clinical Competence by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and is licensed in the states of Virginia and North Carolina. Alyssa also holds the distinction of Certified Brain Injury Specialist. Alyssa has a passion for helping individuals improve their quality of life within the nine areas recognized by ASHA. She believes a positive therapeutic relationship is essential to the assessment and intervention process and strives to make this connection with each client she encounters. 

Course Agenda:

Week1: The impact of PD on speech and swallowing

Week 2: Vocal hygiene

Week 3: Oral care and safe swallow strategies

Week 4: Practical tips to overcome speech and swallowing challenges

For additional information, please contact Programs Manager, Naomi McLeod nmcleod@apdaparkinson.org, or 757-408-8921

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