Our guest speaker this month is Speech Language Pathologist, Jill Fitzgerald. She will discuss the importance of therapeutic intervention and techniques to maintain strong voicing and swallow function, educating us on the anatomy of both voicing and swallowing, and the bodily mechanics involved. She will also address cognitive issues and how they can affect voicing and swallow function.
- Date: Wednesday, March 9th
- Time: 1:00-3:00 pm via Zoom
- Speaker: Jill Fitzgerald, Speech Language Pathologist
- Topic: The Importance of Speech Therapy in Parkinson’s
Bring your questions, because as a speech therapist, she loves to talk! The second half of our meeting, following Jill’s presentation and Q & A, will be for group sharing.
Zoom link will be sent out the day before the meeting. Please plan to log on from a private area of your home to preserve the confidentiality of our group. We also request that everyone attending keep their video on throughout the meeting as a courtesy to all members.
If you don’t get the email with the link, please contact me the day before and no later than the morning of the meeting.
About Our Speaker: Jill Fitzgerald, M.Ed., CCC-SLP received her Bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Loyola University in Maryland and holds her Master’s degree in Communication Science Disorders from the University of Virginia. As a Senior Speech-Pathologist at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Jill has experience targeting neurological disorders, dysphagia, stroke, aphasia, concussion/ TBI, and voice disorders. Jill is licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). She hold several specialized certifications for voice and swallowing issues.