Research suggests that up to 89% of people with Parkinson’s disease develop difficulty communicating. Participation in SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd can help mediate the speech difficulties associated with Parkinson’s disease and improve the ability to communicate effectively.
SPEAK OUT! is a therapy program tailored to people with Parkinson’s disease to improve their voice. In this program, the goal is to transform the automatic process of speech to an intentional act. SPEAK OUT! is usually completed in 12 sessions spanning four weeks, and then the client transitions to the LOUD Crowd. In this four-week span, clients report improvement in their speaking, their ability to be heard, and their overall quality of life.
LOUD Crowd is the group therapy portion of the program and meets once weekly. The sessions provide maintenance for skills obtained during SPEAK OUT! and are a source of camaraderie for the members.
The SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd therapy regimens were developed at Parkinson Voice Project in Richardson, TX. You can visit their website at https://parkinsonvoiceproject.org/
Program Coordinators: Christina Mule, M.A. CCC-SLP, Anita Senthinathan, MClSc. SLP, Ph.D.
All sessions occur at Buffalo State’s Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, or can be virtual through telehealth.
Fees and Payment Details
Enrolment in this program is free. However, please note that we are accepting donations.
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