Posted 29 October 2010 - 09:18 PM
I have always been a bit of a fast talker. However, I noticed sine my PD diagnosis and subsequent growing dependence on large doses of levodopa that i now have "pressured speech". So much so that my neuro and GP wanted me to undergo a psych eval for hypomania.
I teach elementary age children three days a week, and the rapid speech is starting to impact my teaching ability. Is there any sort of method or approach you would recommend or exercises in how to help slow down my mouth?
― Marcel Proust
Posted 16 March 2011 - 06:17 PM
Myers, F. L., & St. Louis, K. O., (Eds.) (1992).Cluttering: A Clinical Perspective Leicester: FAR Communications. Reissued: San Diego, CA: Singular, 1996. (entire book freely available from the International Cluttering Association website
Bakker, Klaas (1996) Cluttering: Current scientific status and emerging research and clinical needs. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 21, 359-366.
Daly, D.A. (1993), Cluttering: Another Fluency Syndrome. In R. Curlee (ed) Stuttering and Related Disorders of Fluency, New York: Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.
A Synopsis Of Cluttering And Its Treatment by Kenneth St. Louis and Florence Myers, a paper written for the International Stuttering Awareness Day Online Conference, Oct. 1-22, 1998
St. Louis, K. O., Raphael, L. J., Myers, F. L., & Bakker, K. (2003, Nov. 18). Cluttering Updated - The ASHA Leader, pp. 4-5, 20-22.
I hope these resources are helpful to you!
Celia J. Bassich, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Faculty member, Allied Team Training for PD
Posted 17 March 2011 - 01:26 AM
― Marcel Proust
Posted 18 April 2011 - 10:33 AM
I'm glad that you found the resources from the previous email helpful. The drugs developed to help people with PD don't appear to have the same beneficial effects on speech and swallowing. The literature about the benefits of exercise for people with PD is growing and exercise of the muscles for speech and swallowing can improve speech characteristics.
I wish you the best,
University of Rhode Island
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