Have you noticed changes in your voice? Does your voice sound softer and people ask you to repeat yourselves. 90 % of people with Parkinson's disease are at risk for speech and swallowing changes. We are specially trained speech and language pathologists who were certified by the Parkinson Voice Project, Richardson, TX.
SPEAK OUT! ®
Speak Out! is an evidence-based program that emphasizes speaking with intent and converts speech from an automatic function to an intentional act.
The program consists of 12 individual sessions across 4 weeks where the speech pathologist and client will work together to implement intentional speech. This is done by using the Speak Out! workbook that includes vocal exercises, readings, and cognitive tasks. For optimal results, the client is to complete a lesson each day (even outside of therapy).
Daily home practice and continuous follow-up is crucial to maintaining the improvements achieved in any kind of therapy. For this reason, Parkinson Voice Project’s founder created "The LOUD Crowd®."
The LOUD Crowd® consists of weekly group sessions where SPEAK OUT!® exercises are practiced and participants practice speaking with intent. As an added bonus, this maintenance program promotes camaraderie and provides support and encouragement. This group meets via Zoom every Tuesday.