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Speech therapist rewarded for Parkinson’s work
Parkinson Voice Project has named Adult Speech Pathology in Erina as a recipient of its 2021 Speak Out and Loud Crowd Grant Program. A passionate local speech pathologist has received recognition for her work with Parkinson’s Disease sufferers for the second year in a row.

Grant to provide speech therapy to Parkinson’s patients
Parkinson Voice Project, a nonprofit organization, has named MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena as a recipient of its 2021 SPEAK OUT! and LOUD Crowd Grant Program.

SSM Health Rehabilitation Hospital - Bridgeton Awarded 2021 Speak Out! & Loud Crowd Grant
SSM Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Bridgeton, MO was awarded a grant by the Parkinson Voice Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The 2021 Speak Out! & Loud Crowd Grant Program provides specialized training for therapists who treat people with Parkinson's disease.

U of A Speech and Hearing Clinic is awarded SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd Grant
Students in the University of Arkansas Communication Sciences and Disorders (CDIS) program now have the opportunity to help people with Parkinson's Disease improve their communication skills.

Paris Regional Medical Center Receives Parkinson Voice Project Grant
Grant recipients in Paris, Texas, receive therapy supplies and free training for their speech-language pathologists and graduate students.

Parkinson’s Voice Project’s Annual Virtual Choir Concert
Parkinson Voice Project is hosting its second annual Parkinson’s Virtual Choir Concert on Nov. 6th, with more than 300 Parkinson’s patients from around the world and their family members and friends taking part.

Parkinson Voice Project Awards 2021 Grant to Ball State University
Ball State University Speech-Language Clinic is committed to offering Parkinson Voice Project’s effective speech therapy program for free in the Muncie, Indiana, area.

Buffalo State Awarded a Grant for Parkinson's Treatment
Students enrolled in Buffalo State’s speech-language pathology graduate program will apply these new therapies through the campus’s Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic.

Parkinson Voice Project awards SPEAK OUT & LOUD Crowd Grant to OSU
The OSU Speech and Hearing Clinic is committed to offering Parkinson Voice Project’s effective speech therapy program in the Stillwater area.

BW Speech Clinic is Caring for People with Parkinson's
A grant from Parkinson Voice Project helps Baldwin Speech Clinic work with clients on their speech, breath support, and cognition as well as swallowing safety.

Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network Awarded Grant for Parkinson’s Program 
The SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd Grant Program allows their eight clinics to continue providing specialized training in the evaluation and treatment of swallowing, speech, and voice disorders related to Parkinson’s.

Whitefish Firm Starts Parkinson's Education Group
A grant from Parkinson Voice Project enabled Whitefish Therapy & Sport Center to establish a Parkinson’s education group. This is the first time something like this is being offered in Northwest Montana.

Parkinson Voice Project Awards Grant To USD
The grant provides USD speech-language pathologists and graduate students with training and materials to implement Parkinson Voice Project’s SPEAK OUT! speech therapy program and follow-up LOUD Crowd group sessions.

Outpatient Therapy Clinic Receives Parkinson’s Grant
The UAMS Outpatient Therapy Clinic is committed to providing effective speech therapy programs in Northwest Arkansas.

Barkley Clinic Offers In-person and Teletherapy Services for Individuals With PD
The Barkley Clinic began offering SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd in 2019 after receiving a grant from Parkinson Voice Project.

Australian Clinic Receives International Grant to Support Parkinson’s Voice Therapy
The grant will provide training for a speech pathologist to be certified in the SPEAK OUT! program to help regional patients address speech issues.

Virginia Speech Pathology Program Awarded National Grant
A grant from Parkinson's Voice Project helps Sentara speech pathologists like Sara Schmitz meet with different patients to work on speaking with INTENT.

Wisconsin Speech Pathology Program Awarded National Grant
2021 Grant Site, The Center for Communication Disorders at UW-Eau Claire, helps make speech treatment more accessible to folks in the Chippewa Valley, WI community.

Parkinson’s LOUD Crowd Members Get by During Pandemic
Charlotte County Florida LOUD Crowd members come together to improve and maintain their communication skills and provide peer support.

Therapy Services Help Parkinson Patients Raise Their Voices
A 2020 Grant Site, Carle Outpatient Therapy Services, supports individuals with Parkinson's through the SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd program.

International Day of People with Disabilities
KBIA radio in Columbia, Missouri reports on how people with Parkinson’s are able to continue receiving SPEAK OUT! & The LOUD Crowd during COVID with the use of technology.

Speech Pathologists Help Patients Progress Beyond Therapy
The Grant, awarded by Parkinson Voice Project, was able to fund The LOUD Crowd, an extension of the SPEAK OUT! Therapy program.

Parkinson Voice Project's Interview with Gracefully Greying
Samantha Elandary shares her mission and collaboration with other SLPs to replicate her SPEAK OUT!® and LOUD Crowd® therapy programs throughout the world.

Parkinson Voice Project Awards Grants to 248 Speech Therapy Clinics Across the Globe!
Parkinson Voice Project announces the recipients of the 2020 SPEAK OUT!® & LOUD Crowd® Grant Program.

Parkinson's program encourages members to be in the 'LOUD Crowd'
WCAX news in Colchester, Vermont attended University of Vermont Medical Center’s LOUD Crowd® meeting, learning about just what it means to those with Parkinson’s to have their voices back.

Parkinson Speech Program Helps Mid-Missourians Raise Their Voices
Having the patients focus on speaking with intent helps them calibrate their voices to be more understandable.

Parkinson Voice Project with Nick Carissimi on Better Living podcast
During this interview Samantha Elandary and Nick Carissimi discuss how Parkinson Voice Project started, what motivates the organization and plans for the future.

Each individual is reading slowly, clearly, and loudly.
It’s a Friday morning, and the group gathered at the Normal Township building takes turns reading stanzas from “Casey at the Bat,” a poem by Ernest Thayer. While the audience in the poem might have fallen silent, the group reading it certainly does not.

Speech Therapy Solutions of Montana providing individualized therapy for those with Parkinson’s disease.
After receiving a grant from Parkinson Voice Project, Helena, MT based SLPs are now able to work every week with patients using speech therapy that will help not only patients, but their families as well.

Tampa Grant Recipient Interviewed About Parkinson Voice Project
Speech Language Pathologist Jennifer Ackett talks with WFLA-TV's BLOOM’s Carissa Galloway, RDN about the new grant program from Parkinson Voice Project to provide a new individual and group therapy speech program to individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

The World’s Largest Parkinson’s Chorus and the mission behind it.
Duane might be headed to the big time, but for now his debut for thousands online and in person helped show why preserving the voices of those with Parkinson’s is so important; and what Parkinson Voice Project is doing to make that happen.

CBS 11 visits the World’s Largest Parkinson’s Chorus
CBS 11 Dallas joined 100 LOUD Crowd members for our 2019 SING OUT!® Performance.

A Voice for Parkinson’s in Australia
Sunshine Coast Speech Pathologists traveled across the globe to learn from Parkinson Voice Project, so that they can help Australians regain their voices.

Speaking with Intent in the Bronx, NY
Parkinson’s Life speaks with student clinician Beata Royzman of Lehman College about working with the Parkinson’s community in the Bronx, New York City, why ‘speaking with intent’ can help improve vocal symptoms, and what inspired her to “change people’s lives”.

The LOUD Crowd® in Amarillo, Texas
Parkinson’s patients at West Texas A&M explain how much The LOUD Crowd® means to them and how it has changed their lives.

Program Uses Vocal Exercises to Improve Patients’ Speech
SPEAK OUT!® Provider Ann Spader discusses the improvements they have seen with their members of the SPEAK OUT!® program at Avera in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Parkinson Voice Project on BoldTV
Founder & CEO Samantha Elandary tells BoldTV about the importance of exercise and speech therapy for people with Parkinson’s and how speech-language pathologists can work more efficiently to help patients improve faster.

Parkinson Voice Project Making Global Impact Against Parkinson’s
Dallas Innovates shares how Parkinson Voice Project and the 1,600 speech-language pathologists they have trained are helping people with Parkinson’s from around the globe to overcome their speaking and swallowing issues.

Parkinson Voice Project’s Global Speech Therapy Program
Parkinson’s News Today interviews Founder & CEO Samantha Elandary about the history of Parkinson Voice Project and the organization’s goal to expand around the world.

Speaking with Intent for Parkinson’s Awareness Month
2018 SPEAK OUT!® & LOUD Crowd® Grant Recipient Huntsville Hospital Parkinson’s Care Clinic is featured on WHNT News 19 for Parkinson’s Awareness Month.

People with Parkinson’s Find Their Voices in Southern California
The Los Angeles Times features the patients and speech-language pathologists at Los Alamitos Medical Center, a 2018 SPEAK OUT!® & LOUD Crowd® Grant Recipient.

Parkinson Voice Project on Canada Talks
For Parkinson’s Awareness Month, Jeff Sammut of Sirius XM’s Canada Talks interviews Founder & CEO Samantha Elandary about how the SPEAK OUT!® & LOUD Crowd® speech therapy program is helping people with Parkinson’s regain and maintain their speaking and swallowing abilities.

People with Parkinson’s Find Voice in Southern California
Spectrum News 1 interviews SPEAK OUT!® Provider Lynn Gallandt about how Los Alamitos Medical Center is helping people with Parkinson’s in Southern California find their voice.

CSUN Helps People with Parkinson’s Speak with Intent
SPEAK OUT!® Provider Dr. Karen Kochis-Jennings and Parkinson’s patient Earl Lambert share the success of the speech therapy program at California State University-Northridge.

Parkinson Voice Project Strengthening Voices Around the World
Cheddar TV interviews Founder & CEO Samantha Elandary about how Parkinson Voice Project’s mission began 20 years ago and the organization’s vision to replicate SPEAK OUT!® & The LOUD Crowd® around the world.

The LOUD Crowd® in Buffalo, New York
The University at Buffalo Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic, a 2018 SPEAK OUT!® & LOUD Crowd® Grant recipient, helps Parkinson’s community reclaim their voices by offering The LOUD Crowd®.

Parkinson Voice Project Grant Program Goes International for 2019
Parkinson Voice Project announces 2019 SPEAK OUT!® & LOUD Crowd® Grant Program Honoring Daniel R. Boone, PhD, CCC-SLP. In addition to awarding grants to clinics across the United States, Parkinson Voice Project plans to award grants to five international speech therapy clinics.

Strengthening Voices at California State University-Northridge
2018 SPEAK OUT!® & LOUD Crowd® Grant recipient California State University-Northridge provides therapy for people with Parkinson’s via “Pay It Forward” concept.

SPEAK OUT!® & The LOUD Crowd® at Illinois State University
Illinois State University’s Eckelmann-Taylor Speech and Hearing Clinic, recipient of the 2018 SPEAK OUT!® & LOUD Crowd® Grant Program, offers therapy to help individuals with Parkinson’s regain and maintain effective communication.

New Jersey Grant Recipient Preserving Voices
2018 SPEAK OUT!® & LOUD Crowd® Grant recipient Hackensack Meridian Health-JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute helps people with Parkinson’s in New Jersey regain and maintain their speech.

Parkinson Voice Project Mourns Passing of Daniel R. Boone, PhD, CCC-SLP
It is with deep sadness that Parkinson Voice Project mourns the passing of Daniel R. Boone, PhD, CCC-SLP. Parkinson Voice Project’s speech therapy program is based on the teachings of Dr. Boone, who recognized in the late 1950s that individuals with Parkinson’s could improve their communication if they converted speech from an automatic function to an intentional act. Parkinson Voice Project is grateful for Dr. Boone’s love and mentorship in serving the global Parkinson’s community. He leaves behind a profound legacy and will be missed dearly.

Voices Being Restored in North Dakota
Minot State University, recipient of the 2018 SPEAK OUT!® & LOUD Crowd® Grant Program, strengthens the voices of people with Parkinson’s in their community.

Starlene Stringer on NBC 5 Today
Starlene Stringer of 94.9 KLTY-FM spreads the word about Parkinson Voice Project’s 13th annual SING OUT!® where 100 LOUD Crowd® members sang Motown favorites.

SPEAK OUT!® Available in Nacogdoches
As a result of the 2018 SPEAK OUT!® & LOUD Crowd® Grant Program, the Stanley Center for Speech and Language Disorders at Stephen F. Austin State University offers SPEAK OUT!® & The LOUD Crowd®.

Former First Lady Laura Bush Inspires All to Make a Difference
Katy Trail Weekly shares Laura Bush’s keynote address from the Lead With Intent Symposium held at Parkinson Voice Project.

Laura Bush Keynote Address at Parkinson Voice Project
Former First Lady Laura Bush speaks to over 100 speech-language pathologists at our Lead With Intent Symposium.

SPEAK OUT!® in Chile
CENPAR, a Parkinson’s center in Chile, incorporates SPEAK OUT!® in their Parkinson’s treatment.

D CEO's 2018 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards
Parkinson Voice Project named a finalist in D CEO's 2018 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards Program for the "Most Successful Fundraising Campaign" for reaching the 2017 Holiday Challenge.

Laura Bush to Open Parkinson Voice Project’s Lead With Intent Symposium in June
Parkinson Voice Project announces that Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States (2001-2009), will kick off its first ever Lead With Intent Symposium to train recipients of the National SPEAK OUT!® & LOUD Crowd® Grant Program in Parkinson’s, business, and leadership.

SPEAK OUT!® in Canandaigua, New York
SPEAK OUT!® Provider Inga Simning talks about the benefits of the program at Thompson Health in Canandaigua, NY.

Regaining Voices in Spokane
Spokane Public Radio interviews Founder & CEO Samantha Elandary and SPEAK OUT!® Provider Doreen Nicholas about how people with Parkinson’s can retain much of their quality of life through SPEAK OUT!® & The LOUD Crowd®.

Connie Carpenter-Phinney Reflects on Experience with Parkinson’s
WINK News in Florida features interview of Olympian Connie Carpenter-Phinney and Parkinson Voice Advocate Laura Boyle.

Columbus Community Hospital Restoring Voices
WOWT 6 News in Omaha, Nebraska shares how the SPEAK OUT!® & LOUD Crowd® program at Columbus Community Hospital is helping people with Parkinson’s regain and maintain their voice.

SPEAK OUT!® & LOUD Crowd® Program in Columbus, Nebraska
The Columbus Telegram shares the success of Parkinson Voice Project’s two-part therapy program led by SPEAK OUT!® Provider Michell Ruskamp in Columbus, Nebraska.

Parkinson Voice Project Hopes to Expand Services Throughout Washington with Grant Program
KXLY 4 News in Spokane, Washington interviews SPEAK OUT!® Provider Doreen Nicholas and one of her LOUD Crowd® members about the speech therapy provided at Eastern Washington University.

Samantha Elandary on 94.9 KLTY with Starlene Stringer
Starlene Stringer of 94.9 KLTY – Your Life Inspired interviews Parkinson Voice Project’s Founder and CEO, Samantha Elandary, about Neil Diamond’s Parkinson’s diagnosis, the National SPEAK OUT!® & LOUD Crowd® Grant Program, and more.

Neil Diamond Diagnosed with Parkinson’s
Samantha Elandary, Founder and CEO of Parkinson Voice Project, says “People with Parkinson’s can get better.”

Parkinson Voice Project’s Grant Program Featured on Yahoo Finance
Yahoo Finance shares information about Parkinson Voice Project’s National SPEAK OUT!® & LOUD Crowd® Grant Program, as well as the history and importance of the two-part therapy approach.

Parkinson Voice Project Launches National Grant Program
iReach by PR Newswire shares exciting news about Parkinson Voice Project’s National SPEAK OUT!®LOUD Crowd® Grant Program Honoring Daniel R. Boone, PhD, CCC-SLP.

Samantha Elandary on Fishbowl Radio Network’s Breaking Down Barriers
Edward Donahue of Fishbowl Radio Network and Samantha Elandary, Founder and CEO of Parkinson Voice Project, provide an in-depth interview of Parkinson Voice Project’s speech therapy program.

Founder and CEO Samantha Elandary and LOUD Crowd® member Jay Frazier educate the public about Parkinson’s lectures held in the new Clark and Brigid Lund Parkinson’s Education Center and Parkinson Voice Project’s 2017 SING OUT!® performance.

Lost Voices: The Preston Hollow Man Speaking up About Parkinson’s Disease
LOUD Crowd® member and Parkinson Voice Advocate Lou Neeb shares his journey with Parkinson’s in the Preston Hollow Advocate Magazine.

This is a short clip from Breaking Down Barriers, a streamed talk show on Fishbowl Radio Network. Edward Donahue is passionate about rehabilitation topics and turning challenges into opportunities.

Nick Carimissi of CBS Radio Better Living interviews Founder and CEO Samantha Elandary on the necessity of The LOUD Crowd® to maintain the improvements of speech therapy and the growing mission of replicating the SPEAK OUT!® program throughout the world.

Judy Goss of LA Talk Radio Interviews Samantha Elandary  
In this segment of What Women Want, Judy Goss interviews Founder and CEO Samantha Elandary on the history and successful methods of the SPEAK OUT!® voice therapy program, remarking on the fact that about 90% of speech-language pathologists are women.

Fox 4 News Interviews Samantha Elandary and Clark Lund About New Education Center  
LOUD Crowd® member Clark Lund explains the impact that Parkinson Voice Project has had on him and why he and his wife, Brigid, are donating $500,000 to help build an Education Center for the Parkinson's community. 

Clark & Brigid Lund Discuss The Holiday Challenge and Clinic Expansion on NBC 5  
Dallas-Fort Worth's NBC 5 interviews Clark and Brigid Lund about their generous contribution that will help build an Education Center where speakers from around the world will educate patients, families, and medical professionals. Once Parkinson Voice Project raises $1,000,000, the Lunds will donate an additional $500,000! 

WFAA TV Interviews Tom and Krys Boyd about SING OUT!® performance  
WFAA Channel 8 reports on the value of Parkinson Voice Project's singing program and its annual SING OUT!® performance event. KERA's Krys Boyd and her father, Tom Boyd, are interviewed about the therapeutic benefits of singing and the performance.  

Samantha Elandary Explains the Two-Part Therapy Approach on Fox TV in Minneapolis
Fox 9 in Minneapolis interviews Parkinson Voice Project Founder and CEO Samantha Elandary on the problems of Parkinson disease, including the "Intent" method and history of Parkinson Voice Project.

Interview with Samantha Elandary about Muhammad Ali and Parkinson's
Fox News Radio interviews Parkinson Voice Project's Founder and CEO, Samantha Elandary, on Muhammad Ali's inspirational struggle with Parkinson disease and the new therapies available to people with Parkinson's.

KXAS in Dallas Remembering Muhammad Ali   
Samantha Elandary, Founder and CEO of Parkinson Voice Project, joins NBC 5's Cory Smith in paying homage to the courage and determination of Muhammad Ali, one of the first public figures to announce that he had Parkinson's.

NBC KING TV 5 in Seattle Covers Parkinson Voice Project  
This Health Link segment from Seattle's KING 5, centers on Parkinson Voice Project's program to alleviate the the effects of the disease, including voice loss and aspiration pneumonia. The report covers the case of Jason Arwine, a Marine who regained his voice through the SPEAK OUT!® program.

WNDU's Medical Moment Reports on SPEAK OUT!®  
Indiana's WNDU examines Parkinson Voice Project's effectiveness in treating voice loss and the risk of aspiration pneumonia, the leading cause of death in Parkinson's patients. The report covers the Pay It Forward approach, enabling anyone to receive treatment, regardless of income or insurance coverage.

FOX NEWS Health Explores Speech Therapy Program That Helps Parkinson’s Patients Regain Ability to Speak 

FOX NEWS Health highlights Parkinson Voice Project, a Dallas-based nationwide program that offers free speech therapy to patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.  

SPEAK OUT!® Benefits Patients and Graduate Students at Eastern Washington University   
The Spokesman-Review introduces its readers to Parkinson Voice Project's two-part speech therapy program implemented at Eastern Washington University's Hearing and Speech Clinic. The article focuses on SPEAK OUT!®-trained provider Doreen Nicholas and EWU's graduate students, who benefit from hands-on training with Parkinson's patients.

Parkinson Voice Project SPEAK OUT!® Graduate Reads Classic Novel to Strengthen Voice 
WFAA News captures Parkinson Voice Project patient Tom Boyd reading To Kill A Mockingbird with intent. The WFAA story, sparked by the death of author Harper Lee, highlights the value of reading classic, familiar literature aloud to strengthen the voice. 

Samantha Elandary, University of North Texas Alumna, Featured in The North Texan   
The North Texan features Samantha Elandary, a University of North Texas graduate (BA '91, MA '92), and updates alumni on the nonprofit organization she founded in 2005. Elandary credits her "fabulous foundation in ethics, patient care, and confidentiality" to UNT's speech pathology classes.

NorthPark Center recognizes Parkinson Voice Project as one of “fifty outstanding organizations” in Dallas. 
NorthPark Center spotlights Parkinson Voice Project as part of its 50 Years of Giving celebration - a salute to “fifty outstanding organizations” in the Dallas community. NorthPark Center, a Dallas shopping tradition, donated 15,000 water bottles and 106 therapy workbooks to Parkinson Voice Project.

WFAA News Reports on Parkinson Patients Participating in a 9-hour Marathon Reading 
Parkinson Voice Project patients participate in a 9-hour To Kill a Mockingbird marathon reading.

Elandary and Boyd Serve as Panelists for Michael J. Fox Foundation Webinar 
Samantha Elandary, Founder and CEO of Parkinson Voice Project, and Tom Boyd, a SPEAK OUT!® Graduate, serve as panelists for a Michael J. Fox Foundation webinar about speech and swallowing.

Parkinson Voice Project Wins “Fan Favorite” Award in Neuro Film Festival 
Changing the Face of Parkinson’s was voted the “Fan Favorite” for the American Academy of Neurology’s 2015 Neuro Film Festival. The video features a SPEAK OUT!® Graduate who stays strong with physical and vocal exercise.  

A Marathoner's Story of Overcoming Parkinson's 
On The Broadcast TV, SPEAK OUT!® graduate Linda Swanson shares how she exhibited symptoms of Parkinson’s while training for a marathon at the age of 56. She now participates in marathons by “living with intent.”  

Parkinson Voice Project Patient "Walks with Intent"
Dan Godwin of Fox 4 News in Dallas-Ft. Worth interviews SPEAK OUT!® graduate Linda Swanson about her continuing enthusiasm for walk-run events, despite the challenges of Parkinson’s disease.  

Local Santa Regains Voice in Time for Christmas
For 30 years, Sid Miller has played Santa at holiday parties and events, but after his Parkinson’s diagnosis he says, “My ‘Ho, ho, hos’ were a little like ‘Who, who whos…’”

Battling Parkinson's: A CBS 11 Report 
Dallas-Ft. Worth's CBS 11 TV covers the story of Jason, a former Marine and his private war with Early Onset Parkinson's and voice loss. With help from Parkinson Voice Project, he regains his voice through SPEAK OUT!® therapy and wins the fight to speak up at his wedding with a resounding "I do!"         

Marine with Parkinson's Finds Voice for Wedding covers this inspirational story about Jason Arwine, a Parkinson Voice Project patient and former Marine, who regains his voice just in time to say, “I do.”