Monday, October 18, 2010

Doing facial therapy helpful to relief facial masked.

Is it helpful for slurred speech?

Is relief the facial muscle helpful people with slurred speech?

Kindly advise


to help the PD patients aware the diseases and encourage to set up support groups to educate the patients and their immediate families

Dr. Mahler

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02-April 07 Posted Yesterday, 02:28 PM

There is no evidence that facial therapy helps slurred speech. That is because the movements for facial therapy are very different from those required for speech movement. If a person with PD wants to improve their understandability, then they need to engage in intensive voice and speech exercise. As one example, there is a lot of literature supporting LSVT LOUD, an intensive voice treatment that incroporates some of the principles of neural plasticity.

Communication is very important for quality of life. I recommend anyone who is wanting to learn more about therapy to help slurred speech get a prescription from their doctor for an evaluation by a speech-language pathologist familiar wtih treatment of people with PD. The neuroscience literature supports early intervention before it is hard to understand the person.

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