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Parkinson’s Disease Voice and Speech Therapy

Many people who have Parkinson’s disease exhibit challenges with speech and voice. It can be difficult for people with Parkinson’s disease to use clear speech with enough volume and intonation to be understood effectively by others. Non-verbal cues, such as facial expressions and gestures can also become reduced. As Parkinson’s disease progresses, problems with communicating and swallowing can progress. Whatever your stage of Parksinson’s disease, we are here to help!

Speech and Language Issues in Parkinson’s Disease:

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Decreased speech clarity

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Reduced volume

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Mumbled speech

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Monotone voice

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Long pauses in speech

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Memory and cognitive difficulties

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Reduced socialization

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Confusion

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Smaller writing

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Swallowing difficulties

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Decreased speech clarity

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Reduced volume

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Mumbled speech

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Monotone voice

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Long pauses in speech

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Memory and cognitive difficulties

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Reduced socialization

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Confusion

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Smaller writing

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Swallowing difficulties

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SPEAK OUT!

SPEAK OUT! is a therapy program designed for people with Parkinson’s disease. SPEAK OUT! teaches individuals with Parkinson’s how to transform automatic speech and communication into intentional acts of communication. SPEAK OUT! is usually completed in 12 sessions spanning over four weeks. Daily practice routines are established, and cognitive exercises are embedded. SPEAK OUT! patient’s report significant progress in their speaking, communication, and quality of life. Patients learn to SPEAK OUT! with INTENT at all times!

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SPEAK OUT!

SPEAK OUT! is a therapy program designed for people with Parkinson’s disease. SPEAK OUT! teaches individuals with Parkinson’s how to transform automatic speech and communication into intentional acts of communication. SPEAK OUT! is usually completed in 12 sessions spanning over four weeks. Daily practice routines are established, and cognitive exercises are embedded. SPEAK OUT! patient’s report significant progress in their speaking, communication, and quality of life. Patients learn to SPEAK OUT! with INTENT at all times!

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LOUD Crowd

LOUD Crowd is a group that meets upon completion of the SPEAK OUT! program. These sessions provide maintenance practice and support for skills learned during the SPEAK OUT! sessions.

Frequestly Asked Questions

Where Can I Receive Speech Language Services?

All of our services are Online in the convenience of your own home. There is no drive time, and we do our best to work around your schedule. We are able to work with patients across the following locations:

Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, Kansas, Florida, Guam, and Hong Kong

What are the costs associated with SPEAK OUT!?
We are in-network with many insurances. We offer complimentary benefits checks to see if speech therapy via telehealth is covered and we also recommend that you contact your insurance to determine co-pay or costs associated with speech therapy. Whenever possible, we can bill your insurance for your SPEAK OUT! sessions. We also offer excellent private pay rates as well.
I have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. When should I start speech therapy?

Research studies indicate that almost 90% of people with Parkinson’s disease develop challenges with communicating. It is optimal to begin SPEAK OUT! therapy as soon as possible to prevent decline and learn skills to enhance communication across all stages of Parkinson’s disease.

The SPEAK OUT! and LOUD Crowd therapy programs were developed at Parkinson Voice Project in Richardson, TX. You can visit their site here:

https://www.parkinsonvoiceproject.org/

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