Help for Parkinson’s sufferers boosted

Ms Shapter and colleagues have used this technique with great success to help those living with Parkinson’s disease on the Sunshine Coast.

People participating in intensive blocks of 12 sessions spread over four weeks, followed by a group program, had been “amazed at results”.

A voice for Parkinson’s

Sunshine Coast Speech Pathologists, Karen Malcolm, Cathy Shapter and Louise Williams, have just returned from visiting the Parkinson Voice Project, in Dallas, United States. Parkinson Voice Project is the only nonprofit organisation in the world solely dedicated to helping people with Parkinson’s improve their speech and swallowing.