Speech and language therapy
Parkinson’s disease is accompanied with increasingly difficult oral motor problems. These can be grouped under the following three main problems: difficulty with speech (hypokinetic dysarthria with or without slowness in finding words due to cognitive deterioration), swallowing complaints and drooling.
This guideline is the first to describe best practice in speech-language therapy in Parkinson’s disease rehabilitation, according to international standards of guideline development and covering both assessments and interventions.
It is a systematically developed set of recommendations for optimal speechlanguage treatment for people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers and is based on the current scientific literature and insights within the profession as of 2008.