Parkinson disease research project


The National Center for Voice and Speech-Denver (NCVS) is looking for individuals between the ages of 45-85 to serve as healthy controls, to be age and gender matched to individuals with Parkinson disease (PD).

The purpose of the research study is to determine the effects of two different kinds of speech treatment on individuals with PD. This study will help the research team understand which kinds of speech treatment are the most beneficial for individuals with PD and how treatment can affect other areas of behavior including speech, voice, swallowing, related communication behaviors and body movement. In order to obtain valid study results, the team needs to compare these various areas of function in individuals with PD to healthy individuals of close to the same age, without Parkinson disease.

If you are selected and choose to take part in this study, your participation is voluntary. Compensation will be provided for your participation. All assessments will be provided at no cost to you. This study is research.

The principal investigator of this study (COMIRB #00-606, UCB HRC#1000.22) is Lorraine Olson Ramig, Ph.D. For more information contact research coordinator, Heather Gustafson, M.A., CCC-SLP at or by phone at (303) 534-0324.