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.