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If someone with Parkinson’s is experiencing any of the speech difficulties listed above, an evaluation with a speech-language pathologist trained in the SPEAK OUT! therapy (a SPEAK OUT! Provider) is recommended. Since the muscles used for speaking are the same used for swallowing, early intervention is important to minimize future swallowing difficulties. Parkinson’s patients who complete SPEAK OUT! therapy typically experience improvement in a matter of days. Early intervention is essential.