JOHN DEAN, MA, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist specializing in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and related disorders. In 2009, he developed the first transdisciplinary Parkinson’s program for Life Care Centers of America – a program became the flagship for a network of 15 transdisciplinary teams throughout Colorado and Wyoming as well as the second network throughout Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, and Northern Florida. Since 2013, Mr. Dean has served as a member of the faculty for the Allied Team Training Program (ATTP) from the National Parkinson Foundation and International Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Society. He also serves in the leadership of the Health Professionals Special Interest Group of the International Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) and is a member of the MDS Task Force on Technology as well as the Speech Study Group. Mr. Dean has certifications in LSVT ®LOUD, Parkinson’s Voice Project (SPEAK OUT®), and Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery! (He developed the breath, voice, and some of the cognitive components of that program). In addition, he has received further instruction and/or certification in Dance for PD, Neurologic Music Therapy, and developed Parkinson-specific material based on Pilates principles.
Financial - Receives a speaking honorarium from Vyne Education, Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR!), International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society.