CE Introduction This issue of Perspectives is devoted to motor-based progressive disorders. Although numerous topics would fall within this category, we have chosen four seemingly unrelated topics for very different reasons. The article on Parkinson's is included because of the frequency with which clinicians encounter individuals with Parkinson's disease. We have ... SIG News
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SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, June 2010, Vol. 20, 29-30. doi:10.1044/nnsld20.2.29
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, June 2010, Vol. 20, 29-30. doi:10.1044/nnsld20.2.29
This issue of Perspectives is devoted to motor-based progressive disorders. Although numerous topics would fall within this category, we have chosen four seemingly unrelated topics for very different reasons. The article on Parkinson's is included because of the frequency with which clinicians encounter individuals with Parkinson's disease. We have included an article on the treatment of both the speech and swallow problems associated with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in order to provide clinicians with a broader perspective regarding intervention with diseases for which we have no cure and for which patients can expect increasingly more severe dysarthria and dysphagia over time. Two related degenerative diseases, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD), are included in the third article because the presence of apraxia of speech recently has been linked to the tauopathy associated with them and may be an important part of the phenotype. Finally, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) has become a more frequent intervention for a number of progressive motor-based disorders such as essential tremor, Parkinson's disease, and dystonia. Our goal is to provide clinicians who likely will be seeing more patients before and after DBS with a review of the procedure and its application to degenerative motor disorders.
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