SPEAK OUT!® and The LOUD Crowd®
The Texas State University -Department of Communication Disorders Speech and Hearing Clinic is offering a new speech therapy program for people with Parkinson’s Disease.
This unique, two-part therapy program, developed by the Parkinson Voice Project, typically consists of twelve sessions. These sessions guide patients through a combination of speech, voice, and cognitive exercises intended to strengthen the muscles used for speaking and swallowing.
After completing SPEAK OUT!,® patients transition to the second part of the program, “The LOUD Crowd®.” This maintenance program is held weekly during the academic year to help people with Parkinson’s maintain the strength of their voices with ongoing vocal practice, accountability, support, and encouragement within a group setting.