SPEAK OUT! is a therapy regimen tailored to people with Parkinson's disease to improve their voicing, and in turn, their swallowing. In this program, speech is transformed from an automatic function to an intentional task. SPEAK OUT! is usually completed in 12 sessions spanning four weeks, and then the patient transitions to the LOUD Crowd. In this four-week span, patients report improvement in their speaking, their ability to be heard and their overall quality of life.
LOUD Crowd is the group therapy portion of the program and meets once weekly. The sessions provide maintenance for skills obtained during SPEAK OUT! and are a source of camaraderie for the members. The LOUD Crowd meetings at Emory Healthcare are forthcoming and will soon be offered at Emory Brain Health Center, located at the same address below that SPEAK OUT! therapy occurs.
The SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd therapy regimens were developed at Parkinson Voice Project in Richardson, TX. Visit their website at the link below.