Created by the Parkinson Voice Project in Richardson, Texas, SPEAK OUT!® is a speech therapy program intended to improve vocal function for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. Per the Parkinson Voice Project, “SPEAK OUT®! emphasizes speaking with intent and converts speech from an automatic function to an intentional act.” Through a brief, intensive course of therapy and daily home practice, SPEAK OUT!® participants have experienced improvement to their voice in just 12 sessions.
Following graduation from SPEAK OUT!®, clients then begin The LOUD Crowd®, which is a once-a-week group session with other SPEAK OUT!® graduates. Maintenance of their improved vocal quality through participation in The LOUD Crowd® is a key part of client success over time. Clients will love The LOUD Crowd® for offering a social and fun way to practice their home exercises in a group setting!