About SPEAK OUT!® Therapy
Did you know 90% of people with Parkinson’s are at risk of developing a weak voice that can lead to life-threatening swallowing complications?
Parkinson Voice Project has developed a unique speech treatment to help patients regain and retain their speech and communication while minimizing swallowing issues. The organization offers this program to patients throughout Texas from its clinic and is teaching the protocol to speech-language pathologists worldwide through its online SPEAK OUT! Training Course.
SPEAK OUT! is based on principles of motor learning and teachings of Daniel R. Boone, PhD, CCC-SLP. Patients learn to convert speech from an automatic function to an intentional act.
SPEAK OUT! combines education for the patient and family, individual speech therapy, daily home practice using workbooks, flashcards, and online practice sessions, weekly speech and singing groups, and regular re-evaluations.
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Dr. Daniel R. Boone
SPEAK OUT! was developed by Parkinson Voice Project. The therapy program is based on principles of motor learning and teachings of the late Daniel R. Boone, Ph.D., CCC-SLP. In the 1950s, Boone recognized people with Parkinson’s could improve their communication skills by “speaking with intent.”