Exciting Speech, Voice, Swallowing Therapy using the ISO-PLUS Device

Pamela Rowe, Speech Therapy is pleased to announce the use of the revolutionary ISO-PLUS device in our Speech, Voice, Tongue Thrust, Swallowing Therapy sessions for adults and pediatrics.

The ISO-PLUS was developed by Page Parker and Jolie Parker, MS, CCC-SLP. Jolie received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from the University of Florida and then went on to receive her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology also from the University of Central Arkansas. She specializes in the treatment of children and adults who have speech/language problems, decreased social skills due to Autism, TBI, or stroke, difficulty swallowing symptoms, such as having difficulty swallowing food, coughing or choking while eating, difficulty swallowing pills, and coughing or choking when drinking liquids, voice problems, and memory problems.

Many of Jolie’s dysphagia patients have been on PEG tubes, mechanical soft diets, pureed diets, and/or thickened liquids and have returned to regular foods and liquids after completing dysphagia exercises with the ISO-PLUS Swallowing and Voice Exercise Device, including CTAR (Chin Tuck Against Resistance) and JOAR (Jaw Opening Against Resistance) and other dysphagia exercises. Some patients who had PEG tubes and were not allowed to eat or drink anything for many months have been able to have the PEG tube removed after completing swallowing exercises with the ISO-PLUS Swallowing and Voice Exercise Device.

Jolie holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), a state license from the Florida Department of Health, and has 20 years of experience in clinical settings, hospitals, nursing homes, and home health care. She is the author of the ASHA approved CEU course for speech language pathologists: Using the ISO Swallowing Exercise Device in Dysphagia Therapy.

In 2009, Jolie asked her husband, Page Parker, to help her make a device for swallowing exercises for her dysphagia patients. She wanted an easier way to do the Shaker exercise for dysphagia. Together, they invented the ISO Swallowing Exercise Device. Page and Jolie Parker are both instrumental in the on-going development and management of Alternative Speech and Swallowing Solutions, Inc.Jolie received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from the University of Florida and then went on to receive her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology also from the University of Central Arkansas. She specializes in the treatment of children and adults who have speech/language problems, decreased social skills due to Autism, TBI, or stroke, difficulty swallowing symptoms, such as having difficulty swallowing food, coughing or choking while eating, difficulty swallowing pills, and coughing or choking when drinking liquids, voice problems, and memory problems.

Many of Jolie’s dysphagia patients have been on PEG tubes, mechanical soft diets, pureed diets, and/or thickened liquids and have returned to regular foods and liquids after completing dysphagia exercises with the ISO-PLUS Swallowing and Voice Exercise Device, including CTAR (Chin Tuck Against Resistance) and JOAR (Jaw Opening Against Resistance) and other dysphagia exercises. Some patients who had PEG tubes and were not allowed to eat or drink anything for many months have been able to have the PEG tube removed after completing swallowing exercises with the ISO-PLUS Swallowing and Voice Exercise Device.

“After working with my Patients who have Speech and Voice Disorders, I have noticed increase jaw stabilization, increased vocal functioning, increase lingual coordination and strength. I have also noticed great improvement with my Patients who are suffering from Swallowing Disorders. It literally adds power to traditional speech, voice, and swallowing exercises…resulting in increase airway production and intelligible speech,” says Pamela Rowe, MA, CCC-SLP. “Many times, Patients feel as though they reach a plateau with Swallow Therapy. Using isokinetic and isometric principles, this approach enables Patients to continue to make improvement.”

Contact our office for more information on Speech, Voice, and Swallowing Therapy options.