SPEAK OUT!® addresses the motor speech deficits associated with Parkinsonism.  The speech therapy program was specifically developed to be practical and efficient in order to comply with insurance limitations, productivity standards, and other administrative constraints.  The program is based on the teachings of Daniel R. Boone, PhD, CCC-SLP, 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.”

SPEAK OUT!® combines speech, voice, and cognitive exercises laid out in a SPEAK OUT!® Workbook.  This training course includes instruction on individual therapy, group therapy (The LOUD Crowd®), documentation, marketing, and Parkinson Voice Project’s music program.

Every speech-language pathologist who completes SPEAK OUT!® training, whether in-person or online, is entitled to receive a SPEAK OUT!® Therapy Kit as a gift from Parkinson Voice Project.  In addition, Parkinson Voice Project provides SPEAK OUT!® Workbooks to individuals with Parkinson’s being treated by SPEAK OUT!® Providers. International shipping fees apply for Therapy Kits and Workbooks. There are no certification or renewal fees associated with SPEAK OUT!®

The online course must be completed within 30 days of registration.

Participants are required to complete all sections of the SPEAK OUT!® training course in order to receive ASHA CEUs. Partial CEU credit will not be awarded.

This course is offered for 1.0 ASHA CEUs.
(Intermediate level, Professional area)

Who Should Attend

Disclosures – Presenters - Workshop Agenda

 General Disclosure Parkinson Voice Project developed the SPEAK OUT!® and LOUD Crowd® treatment protocols. Individuals who take this training should be advised that this   course will only address Parkinson Voice Project’s two-part therapy approach.


Daniel R. Boone, PhD, CCC-SLP
Dr. Boone is Professor Emeritus at the University of Arizona and former President of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), holding both Fellowship and Honors of the organization. He is the author of 17 professional books, several book chapters and monographs, and over 100 refereed journal publications. Since the first publication of his voice text in 1971, he has been primarily identified by his writings in voice disorders and their remediation.
Relevant Financial Relationship: Receives honorariums and travel expenses when presenting at in-person SPEAK OUT!® Workshops 
Relevant Nonfinancial Relationship: Volunteer member of Parkinson Voice Project’s Medical Advisory Board

Jennifer Cody, MS, CCC-SLP
Jennifer Cody has specialized in the treatment of Parkinson’s-related speech and communication disorders for most of her career as a speech-language pathologist and has been working with Parkinson Voice Project since 2009. In addition to individual therapy, she leads several weekly group therapy sessions, including one tailored specifically to individuals who have undergone deep brain stimulation (DBS). She received her BA in anthropology from the University of Oklahoma in 2004 and her MS in communication disorders in 2008.
Relevant Financial Relationship: Receives a salary as an employee of Parkinson Voice Project 
Relevant Nonfinancial Relationship: None

Samantha Elandary, MA, CCC-SLP
Samantha Elandary is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Parkinson Voice Project. She holds a BA degree in communication disorders and English and holds an MA in speech-language pathology from the University of North Texas. Since 1999, Elandary has worked exclusively with individuals with Parkinson’s and Parkinson’s-Plus Syndromes and has devoted her career to making speech therapy services accessible to this patient population. She also created “The LOUD Crowd®," a maintenance program consisting of speech groups and a music program.
Relevant Financial Relationship: Receives a salary as an employee of Parkinson Voice Project
Relevant Nonfinancial Relationship: Volunteer member of Parkinson Voice Project’s Board of Directors

Workshop Agenda

8:00am–8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30am-9:15am Welcome
          Two-Part Therapy Approach
          Pay It Forward

9:15am–10:15am Foundation of Using "INTENT" for Motor Speech Disorders
             SPEAK OUT!® vs. Traditional Therapy for Parkinson's
             Pre-/Post-Treatment Video Demonstration

10:15am–10:30am Break

10:30am–12:00pm Initial Speech Evaluation
               SPEAK OUT!® Stimulability Testing
               Parkinson's Information Session

12:00pm–1:30pm Lunch on Your Own

1:30pm–3:00pm SPEAK OUT!® Therapy Kit
            SPEAK OUT!® Therapy Components

3:00pm–3:15pm Break

3:15pm–4:15pm SPEAK OUT!® Documentation
           Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic Motivation

4:15pm–5:00pm SPEAK OUT!® Hands-On Practice


8:00am–8:30am Breakfast

8:30am–9:30am Efficacy Research on SPEAK OUT!® and The LOUD Crowd®

9:30am–10:00am Video Presentation and Review

10:00am–11:00am Hands-On SPEAK OUT!® Practice with The LOUD Crowd®

11:00am–11:15am Break

11:15am–12:00pm LOUD Crowd® Demonstration and Panel Discussion

12:00pm–12:15pm Break

12:15pm–1:00pm Marketing Suggestions
             Summary and Q & A

Therapy Kit and Workbook - Clinical Resources

Referral Listing - Maintaining Provider Status

Refund Policy