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Date: 02 October 2015
The Adult Speech and Language Therapy service sees many people who have difficulties in speech, communication and/or swallowing arising from Parkinson’s Disease.
The earliest sign of difficulty is often a loss of loudness of speech. There may also be a lack of melody or intonation in your voice and a mild reduction in the clarity of your speech.
Swallowing difficulties may occur at a later stage.
As people are at different stages of Parkinson’s and may have different needs, we offer a range of interventions ranging from intensive treatment (Lee Silverman Voice treatment), to more general support and advice aimed at helping you and your family to cope more easily with your difficulty.