PART 1. SPEAK OUT!®
SPEAK OUT!® places emphasis on speaking with intent and converting speech from an automatic function to an intentional act. Together, patients and their speech-language pathologist work through a series of speech, voice, and cognitive exercises outlined in a SPEAK OUT!® Workbook.
PART 2. The LOUD Crowd®
Upon completion of SPEAK OUT!®, patients transition to The LOUD Crowd®. This maintenance program consists of weekly group sessions led by a speech-language pathologist. Exercises are performed, and group members provide support, encouragement, and accountability to one another.
Participation in The LOUD Crowd®, along with daily home practice and six-month re-evaluations, has been shown to help patients maintain their communication skills throughout the progression of Parkinson’s. For more information about SPEAK OUT!® and The LOUD Crowd® or to schedule a speech evaluation, please call 630-435-5622.
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YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT AND THIS PROCESS WORKS!
The SPEAK OUT!® & The LOUD Crowd® therapy regimens were developed at Parkinson Voice Project in Richardson, TX. You can visit their website HERE.