SPEAK OUT!® & LOUD Crowd!®
The UNO Speech-Language Clinic is pleased to offer a two-part speech therapy program to help individuals with Parkinson’s regain and maintain effective communication: SPEAK OUT!® followed by The LOUD Crowd®.
What is SPEAK OUT!® & LOUD Crowd!®?
SPEAK OUT!® is a highly effective speech therapy program. It consists of 12 individual speech therapy sessions. Together, the patient and the speech-language pathologist work on a series of speech, voice, and cognitive exercises outlined in a comprehensive workbook provided to every patient as a gift from Parkinson Voice Project. Each therapy session lasts about 45 minutes.
Upon completion of SPEAK OUT!®, patients transition to The LOUD Crowd®. A weekly maintenance program that consists of a speech therapy group to help patients maintain the strength of their voices. The LOUD Crowd® provides ongoing vocal practice, accountability, support, and encouragement to help patients maintain their communication skills throughout the progression of Parkinson’s.
What costs are associated with these services?
No cost! UNO Speech-Language Clinic does not charge for speech and language services.
Therapy sessions are on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the morning. To schedule a speech evaluation, please call the UNO Speech-Language Clinic at 402.554.2201.
More about SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd!
The SPEAK OUT!® & LOUD Crowd!® therapy regimens were developed at Parkinson Voice Project in Richardson, TX. You can visit their website at parkinsonvoiceproject.org. SPEAK OUT!® & LOUD Crowd!® places emphasis on speaking with intent and converting speech from an automatic function to an intentional act.