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Webinar: Parkinson’s – Speech, Swallowing and Saliva Management

March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Jasmine Cload, a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) who specializes in Parkinson disease and related neurological movement disorders.

Objectives for the presentation:

  • Did you know that Parkinson disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease worldwide, and rates are expected to continue increasing rapidly? Attendees will gain an understanding of PD from both a clinical and patient perspective.
  • Good oral care in PD is crucial and related to patient mortality. Attendees will learn the latest literature on oral care in PD, and why it is key to patient outcomes.
  • Many people with PD face disease-specific barriers to good oral care. Attendees will become familiar with these barriers and how to address them in professional practice.
  • Dental hygienists and speech language pathologists (SLP) have fascinating overlap when it comes to PD care. Attendees will learn about the SLP perspective in PD, and innovative ways our fields can collaborate to produce best results for our patients. Be prepared to learn common myths, tricks, and ways dental hygienists and SLPs can work together to improve care for this important and growing population!

Jasmine is a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) who specializes in Parkinson disease and related neurological movement disorders. Jasmine helped establish British Columbia’s first full-time public SLP program for people with neurological movement disorders. This program is located at the Victoria Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Clinic, which is a specialized neurology clinic. Jasmine is also the founder of her own private practice, SpeakSTRONG. In addition to these roles, Jasmine is a clinical educator for the University of British Columbia, and a volunteer member of the Adult Services Committee with Speech and Hearing BC.

Jasmine is one of ten Pan-American clinicians selected by the International Parkinson and Movement Disorders Society (MDS) to become an official educator on Parkinson disease for other healthcare professionals. Jasmine is the first Canadian chosen to receive this advanced training by the Society.

Furthermore, Jasmine has completed additional training with Parkinson’s Foundation, and is a certified provider of Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD®) and SPEAK OUT!®, for which she has received the Parkinson Voice Project clinical grant three years in a row. Jasmine is also a recipient of the 2022 Island Health Celebration of Excellence Award.

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March 16
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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