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Speech treatment for Parkinson's patients

Adults with Parkinson’s are invited to take part in a free speech therapy program that improves voice volume and quality of speech.

The ASU Speech and Hearing Clinic is partnering with The Parkinson Voice Project to offer a specially developed two-part therapy program called SPEAK OUT!® and LOUD Crowd®. This program emphasizes speaking louder and with intent, techniques that can help adults with Parkinson’s be more easily understood while also improving their physical health since a weak voice can lead to serious speech and swallowing issues. 

About the therapy program

The two-part therapy program strengthens the muscles used for speaking and swallowing by combining individual speech therapy (SPEAK OUT!®) with ongoing group therapy (The LOUD Crowd®). 

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SPEAK OUT! consists of individual speech therapy conducted by a speech-language pathologist. Together, the patient and clinician work their way through a series of speech, voice, and cognitive exercises outlined in a workbook.
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The LOUD Crowd consists of weekly speech therapy sessions and provides camaraderie, support, and encouragement for this patient population that is battling a progressive, degenerative condition.

Contact information

The programs are provided in both English and Spanish and will be conducted online. Call for a free evaluation and more information:

Elizabeth Trueba, M.S., CCC-SLP
Clinical Assistant Professor and Grant Coordinator
480-965-2373

More about the Parkinson Voice Project and ASU Speech and Hearing Clinic partnership

The Parkinson Voice Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, named ASU Speech and Hearing Clinic as a recipient of its 2020 SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd grant program. The grant is currently in its second year.

This grant program honors Daniel R. Boone, PhD, a world-renowned speech-language pathologist and voice expert who recognized in the late 1950s that individuals with Parkinson’s could improve their communication if they spoke with “intent”. Parkinson Voice Project combines individual therapy (SPEAK OUT!) and ongoing group therapy (The LOUD Crowd) to convert speech from an automatic function to an intentional act.