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 combining education, individual speech therapy, and ongoing group sessions. The program is based on principles of motor learning and the teachings of the late Daniel R. Boone, PhD, CCC-SLP who recognized in the 1950s that individuals with Parkinson’s could improve their communication if they learned to "speak with intent."  Watch Boone's video (on right).

This online continuing education course is a professional “video presentation.” We suggest using a supported web browser, Google Chrome or  Firefoxwhen completing the course. Also, please ensure you are in a location with a strong internet connection. 

This course reviews Parkinson Voice Project's simple method for conducting a speech evaluation, stimulability testing, SPEAK OUT! (individual therapy), The LOUD Crowd (group therapy), and clinical documentation. Demonstration of therapy sessions, as well as patient testimonials, are throughout the course.

A typical SPEAK OUT! therapy session is 40 minutes long.  Patients usually reach their goals in 8-12 sessions and then transition to the "maintenance" portion of the program (The LOUD Crowd).  Parkinson Voice Project also hosts FREE Online SPEAK OUT! Home Practice Sessions on their website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel to help your patients maintain the results achieved in therapy.

Clinicians who complete this course will be invited to join our private Facebook group to engage with other SPEAK OUT! Providers.  They will also have access to a private "Clinical Resources" page within this website that includes training videos, treatment forms, marketing materials, and our NEW FREE SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd eLibrary for them AND their patients (Available June 1st). 

Our new eLibrary contains the SPEAK OUT! Workbook and Out & About LOUD Crowd Workbook in English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.  The eLibrary also contains our U.S.A. LOUD Crowd Workbook and our Treasury of Tongue Twisters booklet (created by people with Parkinson's). There are also photo, word, math, and conversation flashcards within the eLibrary. 

As a unique benefit, our nonprofit speech therapy clinic will ship a free SPEAK OUT! Workbook to U.S. Parkinson's patients. Unfortunately, we no longer ship materials outside of the United States.  

There are no certification or renewal fees associated with this program.

Presenters & Disclosures
Participants are required to complete all sections of the SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd training 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.  Additional workbooks and products that are purchased are non-refundable.

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