Tuesday, April 24, 2018

SpeechEasy and Parkinson’s


There are numerous studies published about the  use of DAF and FAF and their use in helping to create more intelligible speech.  However, one study by Dr. Emily Wang at Rush University in Chicago, specifically  looks at how SpeechEasy has been used to help  facilitate clearer speech in those diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.  

In  her study, she found that  patients with palilalia and frequent hesitations in their speech showed marked improvement  when using SpeechEasy. The improvements were seen in both speaking rate as well  as overall intelligibility. Other studies are underway that will continue  to look at how SpeechEasy can be used to benefit the communication of those  with Parkinson’s.