Speak Out!

SPEAK OUT!® and The LOUD Crowd®



What are SPEAK OUT!® and The LOUD Crowd®?

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!

When and Where Can I Receive Services?

SPEAK OUT!® is currently offered by two of DV Therapy’s speech therapists in Palmdale, California. Please call our office at (323) 426-6402 for more information about scheduling. Tori and Emily are delighted to see clients Monday-Friday, 9 am – 6 pm. SPEAK OUT!® are available in-clinic or via teletherapy. The LOUD Crowd® will be offered weekly in-clinic.

What Costs Are Associated with These Services?

DV Therapy will bill your insurance for SPEAK OUT!® services. Please check with your insurance to learn more about what co-pays may be associated with speech therapy services. SPEAK OUT!® can also be provided through private pay/out-of-pocket options.

For more information, please visit Parkinson Voice Project’s website at the link below.