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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