Navigating Masks and Parkinson's - PMD Alliance

As we enter the fall season and continue to follow local and state guidelines related to masks and social distancing, it has become apparent that those who are living with Parkinson’s face challenges in how they are able to communicate effectively with others. This also pertains to those who have a role in the movement disorder ecosystem and interact with those who are living with Parkinson’s.

Cynthia Fox, Ph.D., CCC-SLP from LSVT Global has complied a extensive guide to provide helpful tools and tips that allows those impacted by Parkinson’s to effectively and safety communicate with others.

For additional information on how to effectively communicate while wearing a mask, even with the challenges presented by Parkinson’s or for considerations when speaking to someone with Parkinson’s please visit:

Cynthia Fox, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an expert on rehabilitation and neuroplasticity and the role of exercise in the improvement of function consequent to neural injury and disease. Dr. Fox is a world leader in administration of LSVT LOUD speech treatment for people with Parkinson disease. She was the first to apply this treatment to other neurological disorders and pioneered the application to pediatric populations including children with cerebral palsy and Down syndrome.

Dr. Fox has numerous publications in these areas of research and has presented extensively nationally and internationally. Dr. Fox is a Co-Founder and CEO of LSVT Global, Inc.

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