Communication Strategies for Optimal Success

Start time
10:00 AM Pacific
End time
11:00 AM Pacific

Presented by the Parkinson’s Foundation, as part of their Expert Briefings series.

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Includes Complimentary CEs

Conversation is the primary mechanism by which humans create and maintain relationships. Yet, in the context of Parkinson’s disease (and typical aging) changes in speech, facial expressions, cognition, voice and hearing can interfere with communicating messages and creating meaningful connections in conversations between individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their partners. These changes significantly impact the perceived burden (social, emotional, physical) and practical aspects of living with Parkinson’s disease. Angela Roberts will focus on the multidimensional nature of conversation difficulties in the context of living with Parkinson’s disease, and will discuss communication strategies for optimizing successful conversation interactions.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • List communication changes in aging and disease that affect both the person with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners, and impact everyday conversations;
  • Describe signals of conversation breakdowns and how to apply strategies to prevent or resolve those breakdowns; and,
  • Describe the relationships among conversation difficulties and social, emotional and physical burdens in caregiving and quality of life.


Angela%20Roberts.jpgAngela Roberts, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University, and a trained speech-language pathologist with more than 20 years of experience in neurodegenerative disorders. She is the Principal Investigator of the Language and Communication in Aging and Neurodegeneration Research Group.


PLEASE NOTE: This web seminar is being hosted by the Parkinson’s Foundation, and registration will be handled through their website,

Questions about registration? Call the Parkinson’s Foundation at 800-457-6676. 

Questions about CEs? Call ASA at 415-974-9628.

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