SPEAK OUT!® is a highly effective speech therapy program developed by the Parkinson Voice Project®. It is the first step in the program’s two-part therapy approach, and typically consists of twelve individual speech therapy sessions conducted by a speech-language pathologist. The primary goals of this phase are to strengthen muscles used for speaking and swallowing and to teach patients how to speak with intent.
Upon completion of SPEAK OUT!®, patients will enter the maintenance phase of the therapy program, The LOUD Crowd®. This maintenance program consists of speech therapy groups and a singing program to help patients maintain the strength of their voices.