PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Many voice problems improve dramatically with the help of a speech language pathologist. Appropriate loudness, pitch and quality can be achieved with the assistance of speech language services.
Speech therapy can help Parkinson's patients with problems such as soft or hoarse voice, mumbled or monotone speech, and swallowing difficulties that start early in the disease process and progressively diminish quality of life.
The speech therapy method William Damelio uses is the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT). LSVT is the "gold standard" in treating speech disorders in people who have Parkinson's disease and consists of an intense therapy that teaches patients to develop the strength required to speak at a normal vocal loudness. The strong theoretical and clinical research base behind LSVT has demonstrated substantive results including improved vocal loudness and intelligibility, improved ability to swallow, and increased facial expression.
Speech therapist William Damelio works with people who have difficulty talking or understanding language, difficulty swallowing, and with people who have cognitive, reading or writing disorders. Evaluation services include the full range of speech and language disorders, clinical swallowing assessment and modified barium swallow. His patients' diagnoses include stroke, head injury, head and neck cancer, laryngectomy, Parkinson's disease, ALS, MS, developmental disorders, and related disorders of communication and swallowing. Home program is usually an integral part of the treatment plan.
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults.
William Damelio M.S., CF-SLP is licensed in the state of Florida as a speech and language pathologist and is a LSVT LOUD certified clinician. He holds a master's degree from Nova Southeastern University. Speech Therapist William Damelio evaluates and treats speech, voice, and swallowing disorders. William specializes is voice, swallow, cognitive, and fluency (stuttering) disorders. William Damelio CF-SLP also volunteers at Parkinson's disease support group sessions for the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) and the National Parkinson's Foundation of South Florida (NPF).
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