Please select your page

Voice and Speech Production in Parkinson's Disease (PD) and Multiple Sclerosis (MS): Physiologic Review and Current Research

 Registration is closed for this event



Presenter: Dr. Deborah Matheron, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

: 5:30pm

Conference: 5:45pm - 9:00pm

Member: $60.00

Students: $25.00

Non-Member Professionals: $85.00

This program is offered for .3 CEUs Intermediate Level: Professional Area



Deborah Matheron, Ph.D., CCC-SLP will receive an honorarium from LISHA. Deborah receives financial consideration from SpeechVive for Research and Data Management. Dr. Matheron also receives a salary from SUNY College at Cortland. 


Deborah Matheron, Ph.D., CCC-SLP has no relevant non-financial information. 


Campo Salisbury Center, 718 The Plain Road, Westbury, NY 11590 


This evenings presentation will include a basic physiology review of respiratory and laryngeal physiology including speech breathing in typical speakers.  Discussion will then shift to how physiology changes in neurodegenerative populations.  In speakers with PD, discussion will focus on basic medical background and speech breathing, with review of treatment considerations regarding intelligibility and hypophonia.  Discussion will then redirect to focus on medical background, as well as cognitive changes in speakers with MS.  Topics of interest will also include differences in speech breathing and laryngeal function, as well as implications of these deficits.  Treatment considerations will be reviewed regarding improved intelligibility and speaker/listener strategies. 


Dr. Deborah Matheron received a BFA in acting, BA in communication disorders, and MS in speech pathology from SUNY College at Fredonia, and Ph.D. from SUNY University at Buffalo.  She has studied respiratory kinematics and laryngeal aerodynamics under Dr. Elaine Stathopoulos. Dr. Matheron is on faculty in the Communication Disorders and Sciences Department at SUNY College at Cortland. She teaches graduate courses in voice disorders, dysphagia, and motor speech disorders, as well as an undergraduate course in neuropathologies of language and speech. Her research interests include speech breathing and laryngeal function in normal speakers and in neurodegenerative populations (MS, PD).  

**LISHA speaker selection does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or procedures. We reserve the right to substitute speakers due to circumstances beyond our control** 

Learning Objectives

1. Discuss  typical respiratory and laryngeal physiology.

2. Describe how PD and MS impact respiratory and laryngeal physiology.

3. Discuss current treatment strategies in speakers with PD and MS. 


5:30-5:45 Registration/Light Refreshments

5:45-6:15  Background-Basic Physiology: Respiratory Physiology and Laryngeal Physiology

6:15-7:15  Parkinson’s Disease-General Background, Respiration/Speech Breathing, Laryngeal  Function, Treatment Considerations

7:15-7:30  BREAK

7:30-8:45  Multiple Sclerosis-General Background, Respiration/Speech Breathing, Laryngeal      Function, Treatment Considerations

8:45-9:00 Questions and Answers


Confirmations of registration can be obtained at or E-mail at 

Cancellations and CEU's

Cancellations are refundable if received 72 business hours prior to the event. Please note: Registrants will receive a certificate of completion when the course has been successfully completed. If you wish to earn CEUs you must complete CEU forms and hand them in at the completion of the workshop. 


PowerPoint/Handout Presentations will be emailed to confirmed attendees, 72 hours prior to the workshop. There will be no internet access at the venue to download handouts. You will need to either print a copy or download the file to a computer, tablet or phone before the workshop.

Paper Handouts will NOT be available at the workshop.



April 17th, 2018 5:30 PM   through   9:00 PM
718 The Plain Road
Campo Salisbury Center
Westbury, NY 11590
United States
Phone: 516-626-8000
Event Fee
Non Member Professional Fee $ 85.00

Help spread the word

Please help us and let your friends, colleagues and followers know about our page: Voice and Speech Production in Parkinson's Disease (PD) and Multiple Sclerosis (MS): Physiologic Review and Current Research

You can also share the below link in an email or on your website.