June 23-24, 2017
September 29-30, 2017


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

June Levitt, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Levitt is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Texas Woman’s University. She received an MS degree in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience and a PhD. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas. Her research interests reside in the areas of voice/speech production and motor speech disorders. Her current study is focused on efficacy of voice remediation, its effect on dysphagia, as well as voice and swallowing-related quality of life issues for individuals with Parkinson disease.
Relevant Financial Relationship: None
Relevant Non-financial Relationship: None


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

8:30 am – 10:15 am Overview of PD Characteristics and Symptoms; 
Foundation of Using “Intent” for Motor Speech Disorders; 
SPEAK OUT! vs. Traditional Therapy for PD/ Pre/Post Treatment Video Demonstration

10:15 am – 10:30 am Break

10:30 am – 12:00 pm SPEAK OUT! Therapy Materials and Daily Treatment

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch on your own

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

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Break

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm SPEAK OUT! Documentation

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

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm SPEAK OUT! for Non-PD Patients


8:00 am – 8:30 am Breakfast Tacos

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

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

10:00 am – 11:15 am Hands-On Practice with The LOUD?Crowd

11:15 am –11:30 am Break

11:30 am – 12:15 am Demonstration of The LOUD Crowd and Panel Discussion

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Summary and Q & A