Research Tuesday: PD and Memory Problems

by Cyndee Williams Bowen, MS, CCC-SLP April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. This contribution  to the Research Tuesday project explores the nature of memory deficits experienced by people with PD. Citation Chiaravalloti ND, Ibarretxe -Bilbao N, DeLuca J, Rusu, O, Pena J, Garcia-7Gorostiaga I, Ojeda N. The source of the memory impairment in Parkinson’s disease: […]

Research Tuesday: Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Dysphagia

by Cyndee Williams Bowen, SLP Each month an ever increasing number of my fellow #SLPBloggers participate in Gray Matter Therapy’s #ResearchTuesday project. Follow this link to view current and past editions. Introduction This is my third post regarding the use of oropharyngeal exercises as an alternative or conjunctive treatment for mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea syndrome […]

Research Tuesday: Clinical Application of Research to Treat Sleep Apnea Using Oropharyngeal Exercises

By Cyndee Williams Bowen, SLP Citation Guimarães K.C., Drager L.F., Genta P.R., Marcondes B.F., Lorenzi-Filho G. Effects of oropharyngeal exercises on patients with moderate obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2009; 179:962-966. Introduction Sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by repeated episodes of breathing stops/starts while sleeping. People with Obstructive Sleep Apnea […]

Research Tuesday: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Speech Therapy, and Quality of Life

Introduction My Research Tuesday contribution this month is the first in a two part series regarding Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Part two will be posted in June 2014. It will detail my application of methods outlined in a related study, Guimaraes et al. 2009. There are a number of alternatives for the treatment of obstructive sleep […]

Learning 2B an SLP: It’s a New Age!

By Cyndee Williams Bowen, SLP To quote the song Radioactive by Imagine Dragons: Welcome to the new age! My instincts tell me that collaborative use of social media by professionals and students alike has exploded over the past decade. An exploration of this phenomenon was the topic of a study published in the Journal of Emerging Trends […]

Research Tuesday: Vocal Attractiveness

By Cyndee Williams Bowen, SLP Citation: Babel M, McGuire G, King J (2014) Towards a More Nuanced View of Vocal Attractiveness. PLoS ONE 9(2): e88616. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0088616 Pasted from <; Introduction Appearances are very important to people. Cosmetic surgery was once a luxury available to the rich and famous. Today, almost anyone can afford to “have […]

Research Tuesday: Voice Norms in Younger and Older Adults

Citation  Goy H, Fernandes DN, Pichora-Fuller MK, van Lieshout P. Normative voice data for younger and older adults. J Voice. 2013;27:545-555.  Introduction Voice is a huge area of interest for me. I have been an amateur singer most of my life, but today one of my favorite treatment tasks is helping people with  speech and voice disorders communicate […]