Michelle R. Ciucci, Jane Busch, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Department of Surgery-Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW)
- Review the complex pathology of Parkinson disease and how this relates to deficits in swallowing.
- Define the onset, progression, and nature of swallowing deficits associated with Parkinson disease.
- Discuss surgical, pharmacological, and behavioral treatments for PD and their effects on swallowing function.
- Provide examples of common evaluation techniques and treatments used for dysphagia (swallowing disorder) associated with Parkinson disease.
For more insights on this topic, listen to our podcast episode “Importance of Early Detection of Swallowing Disturbances.”