Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017
Clinical Fellow Jordanna Sevitz attended the ParkinsonNet Training in Rochester, NY on November 6-8, 2017. The training was led by a group from the Netherlands, led by neurologist Dr. Bastiaan Bloem, MD and SLP Dr. Hanneke Klaf, PhD.
The training was a 3-day course for allied health professionals, including speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists. The first day of the course focused on better understand Parkinson’s Disease (PD), its neuropathology, principles of therapy, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and medications, and distinctions between idiopathic PD and atypical parkinsonism. The rest of the training focused on discipline-specific updates on best practices for our field, dysarthria/dysphagia/drooling in people with PD, and how to provide best evaluation and therapy.