July 18th – Shelly Carver

Speech and Swallowing Issues and the Benefits and Techniques of LSVT Loud Therapy

P.S. We’ll be serving Amy’s Ice Cream, too!

Ms. Shelly Carver is our feature presenter at our July 18th membership meeting. Shelly is LSVT Loud Certified and has an extensive background in understanding and developing treatment plans for the speech and swallowing difficulties that frequently afflict those with Parkinson’s Disease. At our meeting, Shelly will discuss these issues, and techniques for mitigating them, including LSVT Loud therapy.

Shelly Carver graduated from McMurry University with a degree in Communication Disorders in 1997, and Completed her Masters of Science –Speech Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University Florida in 2009. Her specialty populations include Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s/Dementia, CVA, traumatic brain injuries and esophageal cancer, and she develops treatment plans for receptive/expressive language disorders, aphasia, dysphagia, cognitive disorders, sensory integration, augmentative alternative communication, dysarthria, and fluency.

LSVT Loud Certified since 2011, Shelly and has been instrumental in both working with the local Parkinson’s community with Speech and Swallowing deficits and raising awareness in the local Medical community on seech and swallowing issues in Parkinson’s Disease. She is currently training with  the Speechvive device that focuses on hypokenetic dysarthria which can be common in Parkinson’s Disease. Shelly works with Accolade Home Care serving seniors in the community who have difficulty leaving the home for Medical care.

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CAPS Ice Cream Social follows our presentation

A special treat is in store for those attending thanks to the wonderful people at Amy’s Ice Cream. We thank them for their continued support, and look forward to enjoying Austin’s best ice cream. What could be better on a Saturday afternoon in July!