As a result of a lively and entertaining Branch Get-together in October 2019 with Isobel McCoy from the Adult Community Speech and Language Therapy Service and Pam Wardell, Drama Teacher, BBC Radio Producer and Director, we are piloting a Drama for Fun group led by Pam. The sessions are for People with Parkinson’s as well as their family and care-partners.
Beginning on 16th January 2020, sessions will run fortnightly on Thursdays at The Steading, 118-120 Biggar Road, Edinburgh EH10 7DU, 6.30-7.30pm and are free. These are not aimed at performance but at providing the opportunity to work with the voice through vocal exercises, play-scripts, rhymes, tongue-twisters, sound effects, storytelling and other vocal communication including smiles and laughter. The intention is to keep the vocal folds (cords) and facial muscles working well and to improve voice projection, speech clarification and intonation.