SPEAK OUT!® is a highly effective speech therapy program developed by Parkinson Voice Project.

SPEAK OUT!®  is the first step in Parkinson Voice Project’s two-part therapy approach.  SPEAK OUT!® typically consists of twelve individual speech therapy sessions conducted by a speech-language pathologist. Together, the patient and the speech-language pathologist work their way through a series of speech, voice, and cognitive exercises outlined in a comprehensive workbook provided to every patient in the U.S. as a gift from Parkinson Voice Project. Each therapy session lasts 40-45 minutes. The primary goals of SPEAK OUT!® are to strengthen the muscles used for speaking and swallowing and to teach patients how to speak with intent. Once patients complete SPEAK OUT!®, they transition to the second part of Parkinson Voice Project’s program called The LOUD Crowd®.

Parkinson Voice Project treats individuals with Parkinson’s and Parkinson-plus syndromes in its speech therapy clinic in Richardson, Texas and also trains speech-language pathologists from other clinics through in-person workshops and online instruction.  The organization’s vision is that people with Parkinson’s worldwide will have access to SPEAK OUT!® and The LOUD Crowd®.

Could Parkinson's be affecting your speech and swallowing?

Do people ask you to repeat?

Does your voice sound hoarse, scratchy, or breathy?

Does your family say you speak too softly?

Do you clear your throat often?

Is your voice strong on some days, weak on others?

Do you cough when you eat or drink?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you might benefit from SPEAK OUT!®.