Best 5 Speech Therapists in Brentwood
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There are certain alternative treatment options that are cost effective and designed by a certified therapist. When you sign up for traditional therapy program. You pay $20-150 per visit. With 9zest Therapy, it is just $10-20 per month. You can make the most of expert- guided sessions, right from the comfort of your home. This means zero travel time spent in driving to physical therapy center.
9zest Parkinson's Therapy is emerging as a great alternative to expensive physical therapies interventions. The app combines expert recommended workouts and cutting edge technology to engage with you through easy to follow videos. The app contains a library of over 12,000 videos, recommended by licensed therapists across the world.
9zest Parkinson's Therapy App is an FDA registered class II medical device.
Traditional Therapy for Parkinson's vs 9zest At-Home Therapy
$ 170-1260 /month
- 1-2 Sessions per week
- Requires self scheduling
- Written instructions
- High Caregiver Responsibility
$ 10-20 /month
- Unlimited Sessions
- Daily Sessions reminder
- At Home Video Instructions
- Minimal Caregiver Responsibility
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Apart from affecting major body movements, Parkinson's disease often disturbs the muscles that are used in speaking (due to damage to the part of the brain - the pars compacta), resulting in slurred speech. Bradykinesia-induced 'masked face' symptom can even make it harder for the sufferer to communicate the emotions. Poor precision-strength of pronunciation and reductions in expressive language complexity can also aggravate the problems related to speech.
As the neuromuscular deficits in Parkinson's also affect the swallowing muscles, some people may suffer from Esophageal Motility Disorders, difficulty in chewing certain foods properly and choking on liquids. Sometimes, such swallowing difficulties can severely limit an individual's ability to speak clearly. Certain cognitive deficits may also make Parkinson's fighter struggle while recalling words and putting them in the right order. This can lead to speaking slowly.
Options to treat speech difficulties in Parkinson's disease+
Speech therapy is most prescribed among all alternative treatment methods to treat Parkinson's-led speech difficulties. The speech program includes vocal cord exercises that focus on sustained single syllables to improve speech competency. Music Therapy is also emerging as a helpful alternative treatment option for improved throat muscle coordination and better speech clarity. Music can initiate the production of neurotransmitters in certain Parkinson's patients; this subsequently results in enhanced connections between the auditory and motor systems.
Surgical methods are rarely adopted to treat Parkinson's fighters with speech difficulties. In Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), a medical device- Neurostimulator is inserted into a targeted area of the brain (which is responsible for movement). The device delivers electrical stimulation in the affected brain to block the abnormal nerve signals that cause speech changes.