SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd Training
Continuing Education for Speech-Language Pathologists (1.0 ASHA CEUs)

SPEAK OUT!® & The LOUD Crowd® is a clinically-proven speech therapy approach for individuals with Parkinson's.  The program helps patients REGAIN and MAINTAIN their speaking abilities with a combination of education, individual speech therapy, daily home practice, group sessions, and regular re-assessments.

SPEAK OUT! is based on principles of motor learning and teachings of the late Daniel R. Boone, Ph.D., CCC-SLP.  In the 1950s, Boone recognized individuals with Parkinson’s could improve their communication by "speaking with intent."  Watch Boone's video (on right).

This online course is a professional “video presentation.” We suggest using Google Chrome or Firefox when completing this course. You will need a strong internet connection.   

This course provides instruction on conducting a simple speech evaluation, stimulability testing, SPEAK OUT! (individual therapy), The LOUD Crowd (group therapy), and clinical documentation. Sample therapy sessions and patient testimonials are featured throughout the course.

A typical SPEAK OUT! therapy session is 40 minutes long.  Patients usually reach their goals in 8-12 sessions.  Patients then transition to the maintenance phase of the program consisting of daily home practice, speech and singing groups, and SPEAK OUT! "Refreshers."


Benefits of becoming a SPEAK OUT! Provider:

1. Free access to our SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd eLibrary for you AND your Parkinson's patients.

2. SPEAK OUT! Workbooks for your U.S. Parkinson's patients (no charge).

3. Online Clinical Resources that include sample treatment forms, training videos, and marketing materials.

4. Membership in our "SPEAK OUT! Providers' Facebook Group" to share therapy ideas and resources, celebrate successes, and much more.

5. Monthly Zoom "Office Hours" for clinical support and questions.   

6. No certification or renewal fees. 

*Our eLibrary contains SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd Workbooks in English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.  There are also photo, word, math, and conversation flashcards within the eLibrary. 

Presenters & Disclosures

Participants are required to complete all sections of this course to receive ASHA CEUs. Partial CEU credit will not be awarded. The training is a self-paced 10-hour course that must be completed within 30 days.  Registration fees for this course are transferrable, but not refundable.  Workbooks and flashcards that are purchased are non-refundable.

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This course is offered for 1.0 ASHA CEUs.
(Intermediate level, Professional area)