Now Online! 

Complete this self-study program in 30 days and receive 1.0 ASHA CEUs. Register now to receive special pricing of $200 through December 31, 2017.


Who Should Attend
This intermediate-level course is recommended for speech-language pathologists, as well as speech-language pathology students who are in their final year of graduate studies.


Upon completion of this online course, participants will receive a SPEAK OUT!® Therapy Kit valued at $500, and your future Parkinson’s patients in the U.S. can receive a SPEAK OUT!® Workbook as a gift from Parkinson Voice Project.


Parkinson Voice Project, a nonprofit organization that runs a speech therapy clinic for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s and Parkinson’s-Plus syndromes, developed the SPEAK OUT!® and LOUD Crowd® treatment protocols. Individuals who take this course should be aware that although there may be other treatments available for speech deficits associated with Parkinson’s, this course will only address Parkinson Voice Project’s two-part therapy approach.

Refund Policy
Participants are required to complete all sections of the SPEAK OUT!® training course, including the final assessment and survey, to receive ASHA CEUs. Partial CEU credit will not be awarded.

Learner Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • List general characteristics of a motor speech disorder related to Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Describe the neural tracts of the cortex and how they relate to the principles of “intent” for speech and voice production.
  • Describe the six components of the SPEAK OUT!® program.
  • Explain key features of The LOUD Crowd® that promote regular attendance and participation
    by individuals with Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Describe at least three ways to educate the community about the speech deficits associated with Parkinson’s Disease.


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 15 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: Received an honorarium and travel expenses for expertise in developing this course
Relevant Non-financial 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 Non-financial 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 singing program.?
Relevant Financial Relationship: Receives a salary as an employee of Parkinson Voice Project
Relevant Non-financial Relationship: Volunteer member of Parkinson Voice Project’s Board of Directors