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NEW Online Course Now Available: “Parkinson Disease and Swallowing”

LSVT Global announces a new ONLINE educational course: Parkinson Disease and Swallowing.

This course is presented by international experts and researchers in the areas of Parkinson disease and swallowing disorders:  Drs. Michelle Ciucci and David McFarland.  This course reviews swallowing physiology and sensorimotor control mechanisms. The impact of Parkinson disease (PD) on swallowing is described. The course discusses when to evaluate, how to assess and when and how to intervene for PD-related swallowing disorders. In addition, the course discusses the potential for swallowing neuroplasticity and future research trends.

This course is open to allied health professionals, physicians, or members of the Parkinson community.  Please feel free to share the information.

The course is approximately 1 hour in duration and costs $30.00. 

For more information (including CEU offerings) and to register for the course click on "Read More".

Michelle R. Ciucci, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Dr. Ciucci is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders, Department of Surgery Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, and a faculty member of the Neuroscience Training Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Her area of research interest is sensorimotor control of voice and swallowing, with an emphasis on Parkinson disease.

David H. McFarland, Ph.D., SLP
Dr. McFarland received a doctorate from Purdue University and did post-doctoral training in neurophysiology at the Université de Montreal. He is currently Professor in the Faculté de Médecine of the Université de Montréal and Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University. His areas of research interests include normal and disordered speech and swallowing motor control, and conversational interaction.

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