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July meeting reminder

When: Saturday, July 26, 10:00 am – 12 noon

Sunrise at Fair Oaks,
3rd floor, 3750 Joseph Siewick Dr, Fairfax.
Click here to view location on a map

Speakers: Kimberly McPhee and Jennifer Katzen from Washington Speech

Topic: LSVT/LOUD program.
LSVT Loud is a type of speech treatment for individuals with Parkinson disease and other neurological conditions.  This technique has been scientifically studied for almost 20 years.  It involves four 60 minute sessions for a period of four weeks.  Intervention results in improvements in vocal loudness, intonation, and vocal quality.  Improvements can be maintained for up to two years; with consistent home practice.  Secondary effects include improvement in articulation, increased facial expression, and improved swallowing.

You’re welcome to bring refreshments for when we take a break to stretch our legs. All contributions welcome!

Speaker bios:

Kimberly McPhee, M.S., CCC-SLP, received her Bachelor of Science degree from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania and continued her education at Nova Southeastern University, in Florida, where she was awarded her Master of Science degree.

She has extensive experience working with both pediatric and adult patients in the private practice setting.  She is trained in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT), PROMPT, Dynamic Tactile and Temporal Cueing, Food Chaining, Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy, and Oral Placement Therapy.

Jennifer Katzen, M.S., CCC-SLP, began her career as a teacher after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University in Elementary Education with a focus in Bilingual Education (Spanish).  She went on to earn her Master of Science degree from Nova Southeastern University.

She worked at Children’s National Medical Center before joining the team at Washington Speech in 2013.  Jennifer has experience with both pediatric and adult populations.  She has undergone training in Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy and Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT).

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